Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Good for Civil Rights is Evil for Evangelicals

Like many logical thinking people and organizations who think nobody should be permitted to use their right to freedom of religion to deny rights to others, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has found something reassuring in the statements of former NAE lobbyist, Rev. Richard Cizik
"This week the National Association of Evangelicals lost a good man but even worse it lost credibility as a religious organization that professes to teach the Gospel. Our faith traditions call on us to celebrate, not denounce, our most sacred loving relationships," stated Harry Knox, director of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Religion and Faith Program. “Jesus calls on us first and foremost to love God and love our neighbor. We are encouraged by the growing number of religious leaders such as Rev. Richard Cizik who are looking with fresh eyes at Scripture’s requirement and wrestling with what justice for their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender neighbors means.HRC
Cizik, if you recall, noted he had shifted in his beliefs and now thinks that civil unions should be permitted [for gays] and that the fundamentalist focus on how to attack teh gay menace that they've lost sight on the biggest threat to the institution of marriage: the challenges of heterosexual marriage.

In response to the heinous support by HRC, Pete LaBarbera - a man disturbingly obsessed with homosexuality, has noted that praise from any organization that thinks homosexuals should be considered human beings with the same rights as all other human beings is a very bad thing
"When you've got HRC praising your theology from a gay perspective, that's a very bad sign. Obviously, Human Rights Campaign wants to redefine the Bible. They don't want homosexuality to be a sin anymore, and they're looking for anybody, especially well-known Christians, to start changing the biblical view of homosexuality," he contends. "That's what Cizik did. He was wrong to do it. He had no biblical basis for doing it." OneNewsNow
Funny that, couldn't the Pope make similar comments about how the Protestant Reformation and resultant doctrinal changes?


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