The Very Rev. Gary Hall, chief ecclesiastical leader and executive officer of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., said in a sermon on Sunday that “homophobia” and “heterosexism” are sins. “In its wisdom, the church came to its senses and labeled both racism and sexism as sinful,” Hall said. “And now we find ourselves at the last barrier—call that barrier homophobia, call it heterosexism. “We must now have the courage to take the final step and call homophobia and heterosexism what they are,” Hall said. “They are sin. “Homophobia is a sin,” Hall said. “Heterosexism is a sin.
Rev. Hall, I beg to differ. We are not at the last barrier, and you know it. Why, how many years down the road before we are told how evil and sinful we are to be against pedophelia? How dare we stand between man/boy love or woman/boy love or, you get the idea. No, Rev. Hall, we are not at the last barrier yet. The last one will be the one between man and damnation. It will fall fairly easily I predict.
I hope no one thought the National Cathedral was a bastion of Spiritual truth. It is not the cathedral of traditional Christianity; it is the cathedral of secular feel-good humanism, the broad path that leads to destruction.
How long until bestiality is recognized as sinless? How long until human-animal marriage is recognized? How long until NAMBLA and its like are mainstreamed into our lives by the forces of law and perverted religious leaders?
The latest pronouncement from the Church of Anything Goes. The Episcopal Church committed theological suicide in 1979 when it revised the Book of Common Prayer. It is now a zombie church. An empty dead body walking around, waiting to fall, and consuming unsuspecting Christians in the meantime. Run away!! Run Away!!
God is not likely to undo what was given as law in the Old Testament times. He is the same-yesterday, today and forever and does not vary. If he did, imagine the arguments at the judgement bar. Man cannot make moral what God has decreed to be immoral.
In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire. (Jude 7)
The example has been set. The "Very Reverend" does not get a vote.
Right, #4. The Bible (aka, the Torah, the Old Testament) says in Leviticus that homosexuality is an "abomination". and in Genesis says that a man should take a wife and ´be fruitful and multiply.´ These so-called clergymen today are defiling our faith, defiling our holy scriptures, and in general just make it up as they go along, happily skipping down the path to perdition. Hey Rev, leave me out of your self-righteous, nauseating preaching...
Every modern American church has been corrupted. Read the writings of the Reformation giants and find the beauty of the original message of the gospel. Without His grace, the self-righteous will remain as ignorant as the Very Ignorant Gary Hall.
How long has it been since we were told it´s okay for straight couples to live together without the commitment of marriage? That there is no shame? And all forms of birth control should be celebrated to separate the act of love and procreation from just ´fun and recreational sport´?
But Mom, I love him and we´ll get married eventually...
This slippery slope didn´t start with the gays, folks.
Next, the National Cathedral will discover the "sin" of capitalism and the profit motive, calling for the workers of the world to unite and throw off their chains. And thus will the merging of the Collectivists be complete.
The Left hates the Church, but needs its sanction.
As several others have mentioned, this is an Episcopalian church. As such, it is so far to the left that worship services are more like political rallies than actual worship. Not quite like the Unitarians yet, but getting there.
#19. You are aware that Hall is Episcopalian, aren´t you? The seat of the Catholic Dioceses in Washington DC is the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, not the National Cathedral. Although when Catholics conduct a service of national importance the venue is most often Washington DC´s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Modern revisionists such as the very stupid Rev. Hall are one reason Pope Bendict XVI created the Anglican ordinariate, making it possible for clergy and lay people to embrace Catholicism while retaining many aspects of Anglican tradition.
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