Commonwealth Policy Center

When a Methodist Church in Newburgh, Indiana learned that their pastor Craig Duke was featured in the HBO show, “We’re Here,” it led to an outcry. The show revolves around three famous drag queens who go to small towns and recruit other men to join them in drag shows. Footage for the program was actually taped inside the Newburgh, United Methodist church. Duke said he joined the show because he “was willing and excited to share God’s love with the LGBTQ community on a national level.” But is identifying with immorality and confusion really how God would have pastors share his love? One of the most loving things pastors can do is to preach the Word about our need for a Savior, call people to repentance, and help them flourish in a way that honors God.