I received the above video today from one of my sources. It has long been known in COG circles that Rod Meredith has an intense fascination with homosexuality. There is not a sermon, magazine article or broadcast that Meredith is associated with where he does not get riled up over homosexuality. For decades now he has been seen by many as trying too hard to over-compensate for his own masculinity issues. Meredith would be a good case study for a psychologist.
Living Church of God, as has most all the other Church of God's, have always had gay and lesbian members. Herbert Armstrong had several gay men who worked for him over the decades and as hard as Meredith tried, HWA would not fire the men. All three Ambassador campuses and almost all the faculty homes were designed and decorated gay employees. This always irked Meredith. Imagine having sit in your million dollar home every evening eating dinner on your fancy dining table or watching TV in your richly decorated den or having to write your antigay sermons on a desk bought by HWA's favorite gay employee. That certainly is an ego buster, especially for Meredith
Many gay and lesbian COG members have never understood why some stayed in LCG where they had to listen to the hate filled rhetoric of Meredith and others. It all boils down to fear. Fear has always been the biggest motivator in Armstrongism in keeping members in line. Fear of losing ones salvation because a person is gay was always a big reason so many stayed in the church. The god that COG members were brought up believing in always seemed to be a vengeful, pissed-off, old white guy with his thumb ready to squash you for the slightest infraction. Sadly that is still the god that seems to rule in the Living Church of God, Philadelphia Church of God and the Restored Church of God.