Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Gay Old Time at the Inaugural

President-elect Barack Obama stirred the pot when he asked evangelical pastor Rick Warren to offer a prayer at his inaugural. The homosexual lobby pitched a hissy, so now he dropped the other shoe. He's asked openly homosexual Episcopal bishop Gene Robinson to offer a prayer.

I had to chuckle - grimly - at Robinson's statement. So the Bible is "sacred text" to him. Oh, really? What about this:

You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination (Leviticus 18:22).

Or this:

For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper (Romans 1:26-28).

Or this:

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

I could go on with this, but you get the idea. Mr. Robinson's idea of a sacred text must differ from historic Christianity, or perhaps he is rather selective in what is sacred and what isn't.

Beyond that, the idea of a Christian minister refusing to use God's Word is in and of itself an abomination. Actually, he's not a Christian minister. He's an apostate. But this whole thing does illustrate the danger our country is in. This is happening at the inaugural of our next president.

God help us.

1 comment:

Randy said...

It's amazing to me that people can read Romans One and not get it! It is so plain that you couldn't miss it at all. It's like missing a bowling ball in a bathtub! I also get a bit irked when people will say "Oh, that's Old Testament" when it comes to Leviticus. However, Paul mentions it to the Romans and he was definitely in the dispensation of grace. Sometimes a peson doesn't need a lot of exegesis to read plain english.

Good post Joel. However, sad that it's all come down to this.