To The Many Who Are Contacting Us About Homosexuality:
We are receiving questions about William Branham's interactions and acceptance of homosexual men in his campaign. Some of this, we can attribute to the ruling by the United States Supreme Court on gay marriage, but not all. Others are curious, now having heard of the tragedies in the Park.
Those who did not know these men find this information shocking and unusual, but those who were around the "tape boys" and others from Branham's campaign usually respond with, "I always knew those men were gay." The younger crowd, now realizing that much of Branham's cult legend is not what it appears, seem to be seeking for evidence of their homosexuality. The problem is, with the nature of this "evidence," one could not produce it unless traveling back in time with a video camera. What is now referred to as "closet homosexuality" looks much differently now than it did in days gone by, and evidence would involved capturing two men in sexual relations.
This site makes a solid attempt at avoiding opinion presented as fact without supporting evidence. And due to the issue mentioned above, the only evidence available would be witness testimony by men respected by the Branham campaign. Unfortunately, we cannot use witness testimony by those of us contacting us from the Park in Prescott, Arizona, who lived very close to two of the homosexual men in Branham's campaign. We respect their privacy, and have given them our promise to confidentiality. We can, however, refer to the statements made by Lee Vayle, respected as "Doctor" by William Branham, who Branham chose to both author and edit some of his books. Branham himself used Lee Vayle as a witness to some of his "supernatural" experiences, one of which can be found on 58-0130 "The Handwriting On The Wall." If Vayle is a good enough witness for William Branham, then he should be a good enough witness for his followers.
Lee Vayle himself mentioned some of the homosexual men in Branham's campaign. In a sermon entitled "Godhead," Vayle mentions both Gene Goad and Leo Mercier, as well as Baron Von Bloomberg who was one of Branham's campaign managers.
"And at that time there was with that group that went to Europe, a Christian Full Gospel businessman, identified with them, named Faery Von Blombergâ€”even the name is typicalâ€”Fairy? Not trying to be facetious, but look at it. Itâ€™s absolutely true. That was his name, and he was an avowed H-m-o-s-x-u-a-l. At the same time Leo and Gene, two H-m-o-s-x-u-a-ls, attached themselves to Bro. Branhamâ€™s ministryâ€”tape boysâ€”which was allowed by God"
- Lee Vayle, http://www.leevayle.net/TX/godhead/lee_vayle_godhead-12.htm
Others are writing in to debate our stance on gay marriage after the court's ruling. I find this interesting, because if a person were to be truly interested in the subject matter itself, they would not be asking us. We have not presented ourselves as any theologian or scholar, and in all of our posts, we simply point people to the scriptures to find the answers themselves. If they were truly interested in the answer, they would not be asking us. It appears that these questions are an attempt to initiate a private debate, so that they can unleash their "spiritual swords" upon us in the event that we disagree with their point of view.
In the past, we have made it very clear that we don't participate in private debate. In our experience over the past three years, followers of William Branham who engage in private debate without the eyes of their peers watching do not respond with the same restraints. The fruits of the Spirit are not present in private discussion with cult members, and we find the onslaught of insults and curses placed upon ourselves and members of our family to be fruitless discussion. So we reiterate, we do not debate in private.
Interestingly, should we debate, we fully expect a discussion that describes the condition today as a "sodom condition," because "Sodom was rained upon with hellfire and brimstone because of their homosexuals." This is a common statement made by cult pastors, those who study William Branham more than they study the Bible. While the Bible does often refer to homosexual acts as sin, Ezekiel 16 is very clear why Sodom was destroyed:
[God speaking to Jerusalem, who He says was the mother of harlots in the verses prior] "As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, your sister Sodom and her daughters never did what you and your daughters have done. â€œâ€˜Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy."
-- Ezekiel 16
If you want to learn more about what the Bible says about homosexuality, we recommend that you go directly to the Source. Neither ourselves or any other men -- pastor, evangelist, missionary, or elder -- has any opinion that can be better than reading for yourself: