When faith gets mixed with politics, things like this happen. The Obama Administration has consistently stated that it supports homosεxuality, gay marriage and many other lifestyles that are not consistent with the bible. So, this means that any appointee of the administration is either going to agree with them or be banished.
The dean of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. gave an address this week that not only stated that he supports gay rights in every way, but he even went as far as saying that it is a sin to oppose homosεxuality. Yes, a sin. That means that not supporting gay people in their lifestyle might get you sent to hεll.
The message was shared during a tribute to gay youth at the National Cathedral, a political event to promote gay rights. The event also commemorated the slaying of Mathew Shepherd, whose death was used as the catalyst to passing a hate crimes bill by President Barack Obama back in 2009. The dean of the cathedral, Gary Hall, says that churches across the country are at fault for sharing views that are against the gay lifestyle.
“We must now have the courage to take the final step and call homοphobia and heterosεxism what they are. They are sin. Homophobia is a sin. Heterosεxism is a sin. Shaming people for whom they love is a sin,” Hall said. “Only when all our churches say that clearly and boldly and courageously will our LGBT youth be free to grow up in a culture that totally embraces them fully as they are.”
The dean then went on to state that those who oppose men and women sleeping with the same gender are sharing views that are harmful to children.
“It’s more than tragic—in fact it’s shameful—that faith communities, especially Christian ones, continue to be complicit in putting our children at risk and abetting the attitudes that oppress them, thereby encouraging the aggressors who would subject our children to pain, humiliation, and violence,” Hall stated.
The dean also said that sεxual orientation is a gift.
Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosεxuality says that the dean has it all wrong and that we now have a country that has defined evιl as good and good as evιl. He points out that there is no rhetoric now stating that other sinful activities are somehow good, such as viewing ροrnography, polygamy or kιllιng people.
“They are not calling ρorn addiction a ‘gift from God,’ or preaching against ‘adultery-phobia.’ Once again, it’s only homosεxuality—one of the best marketed sins in the history of the world—that is gaining favor in the corrupt Church,” La Barbera said to the Christian News Network. “Genuine Christians need to stand against this heresy and champion the real work of Christ in our culture, such as the many men and women who have left homosεxuality behind as born-again believers.”