If you have been following TSM for any length of time, it is clear I do not subscribe to or support any type of organized religion. However, I try to be supportive of friends and family that do get something out of belonging to an organized religion. When I am harsh in my articles about the many religious bigots, it is to expose the hypocrisy and show unacceptable their behavior is. I suppose it makes so much more sense to worry about us homos than to worry about the sustainability of our planet, or about the increasing number of homeless.
My friend Tim, shared this story with me and I thought it only right to expose yet more bad behavior from a leader within the Southern Baptist Church. Albert Mohler is the president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He recently said: “that Southern Baptists need to repent of a “form of homophobia” that keeps gays and lesbians out of their churches.” When I first read this, I was hopeful and thought wow, maybe there is some progress for the Southern Baptists, an organization that former President Jimmy Carter walked away from due to its misogyny and homophobia.
The first couple of paragraphs of this article threw me for a loop and I had to read the entire article and then re-read it to really glean the hate and bigotry being spewed here. Mohler goes on to say:
Evangelicals, thankfully, have failed to take the liberal trajectory of lying about homosexuality and its sinfulness,” Mohler said. “We know that the Bible clearly declares – not only in isolated verses but in the totality of its comprehensive presentation – the fact that homosexuality not only is not God’s best for us, as some try to say, but it is sin…We have said to people that homosexuality is just a choice,” Mohler said. “It’s clear that it’s more than a choice. That doesn’t mean it’s any less sinful, but it does mean it’s not something people can just turn on and turn off. We are not a gospel people unless we understand that only the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ gives a homosexual person any hope of release from homosexuality.
Does this smack of “Reparative Therapy”? Reparative therapy which has been denounced by the AMA. So if us homos can’t “get straight” then we will always be “sinners” but you are happy to help us with this and take our money as a tithe if we go to church? Am I getting this correct? Mr. Mohler, why are you thinking so much about homosexuality? Are there no more pressing issues that the church could concentrate on currently? Perhaps stopping wars? Stopping bullying? Teaching Love? While I hate to direct any traffic to this site, I do need to offer the source of this information. Click here to read the full article.