New International Version Isaiah 5:20
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter”.
We agree with Rev Gary Hall that LGBT youth should not be bullied or oppressed.
In supporting homosexuality and claiming that rejecting homosexual behaviour is sin the Rev Gary Hall is however philosophically consistent with atheists who deny “design with intent and for purpose” in the universe. The atheist position on homosexuality is therefore logically coherent but wrong in that the atheist first premise (axiom) – that there is no God – is wrong.
Not so the Rev Gary Hall who is totally incoherent in addition to being completely un-biblical .
Someone who claims to be theist i.e claims to believe that God made the universe, and and claims to speak for God in support of homosexuality , like the Rev Hall , is implying that the designer of the universe ( GOD ) is utterly incoherent or mad or both for a god who embraces homosexuality must also reject the concept of “design with intent and for purpose”.
Rev Gary Hall is entitled to his opinion but not from a place of incoherence.
Functional atheists such as himself and Archbishop Tutu should go where they belong – in a secular / atheist group.
Of course they will not for their role is to function as 5th columnists which allows LGBT groups such as GLAAD to claim that some “christians” support homosexuality.
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Gary Hall Says Homophobia Is A Sin; National Cathedral Dean Speaks Out During LGTB Weekend Of Honor
Posted: 10/07/2013 11:17 am EDT | Updated: 10/07/2013 3:02 pm EDT
The Dean of Washington’s National Cathedral, Rev. Gary Hall, came out in no uncertain terms this weekend to denounce LGTB discrimination in his Sunday sermon.
“We must now have the courage to take the final step and call homophobia and heterosexism what they are. They are sin. Homophobia is a sin.Heterosexism is a sin.Shaming people for whom they love is a sin,” said Dean Hall. He continued, “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.”
He criticized the role that some churches have in advancing oppression of LGTB youth, saying, “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.”
His remarks were given as part of a weekend which honored LGTB young people at National Cathedral and commemorated the 15th anniversary of the tragic death of Matthew Shepard, a young man murdered in an anti-gay hate crime. The Sunday Forum discussion included Judy Shepard, Matt Shepard’s mother; Jane Clementi, the mother of Tyler Clementi, a young man who died of suicide after being cyber bullied; and LGBT youth advocate Joshua Deese of the Trevor Project.
Hall announced earlier this year that National Cathedral would begin celebrating same-sex marriages.
“It is not only just OK to be gay, straight, bisexual, or transgendered. It is good to be that way, because that is the way God has made you,” he said.