If homosexuality is biblically an abomination, wouldn’t that make homosexual marriage an abomination also?
Unless God has deleted over 25 passages of scripture which condemn homosexual relationships in every context, it is.
But dont tell that to the Revs Dennis and Christine Wiley in Washington DC who called the homosexual marriages they officiated over at their Covenant Baptist Church “beautiful”. GCM Watch profiled these two pulpit pimps in June last year, now they’re back in the news. Unless Congress vetoes the vote of the DC city council, the nation’s capital is next in line to sanction homosexual marriage.
The Washington Post published an mini tell all by the Wileys whose biggest claim to fame is that they marry gay couples.
“Our church is the first and only traditional black church in the District of Columbia to perform same-sex unions. We conducted our first two union ceremonies, one gay and one lesbian, in the summer of 2007. The rapid political developments that followed in our nation and our city have made us optimistic that by the summer of 2010, same-sex nuptials will be not only blessed by churches such as ours, but also sanctioned by law in the District.
After that first ceremony in our church, we were pleased and relieved; many members and guests told us how beautiful the service had been. But not everyone who attended shared this feeling. After most of the guests left, one longtime parishioner approached us, shaking. In a voice filled with rage, she asked how we could desecrate the sanctuary with such an ungodly act. She vowed to no longer be a member of our church.”
The member was wrong. The sanctuary was most likely never consecrated. The Wileys are false teachers who saw an itching ear opportunity and exploited it. That’s what false teachers do. The gay community is lusting after unhealthy attention, affection and affirmation (aka marriage). So the Wiley’s gave it to them. Of course, since Wiley was having money problems last June per one of his supportive members, it made sense to start marrying the gays for a small fee. As the “only traditional black church” in DC doing so, there was much cash to be raked in by the Wileys.
The Wileys justification for their decision is based on the same old hocus-pocus lies currently being repeated ad naseum by the gay christian movement and its adherents.
“Through Bible study, reflection on theology and history, and experience, we had come to believe that it was unjust to deny same-sex couples the opportunity to consecrate their relationships in the same way that we allow opposite-sex couples to. Before the ceremony in the church, each of us had performed a same-sex union ceremony elsewhere. But this was our home. The church had voted to become an inclusive congregation. How could we justify treating same-sex couples as second-class citizens?”
100% of the bible condemns homosexual relationships. So how could any person with a clear spiritual mind come to such a conclusion? We get a major clue in 1 Timothy 1:16.
They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
A reprobate mind. When a person embraces what God has condemned (by God’s own definition) and rejects the created model which God has pronounced good, a process of hardening and mental perversion begins to take root in the mind. That’s the very real danger of justifying sin. Sin corrupts the mind and conscience (the seat of individual integrity and morality) rendering it incapable of making spiritually sound decisions. According to Genesis 2:18-25, there God created one suitable partner for man. And that was a woman. And the same is true for woman, man is the only suitable partner for her. Why didnt the Wileys see this very clear and fundamental truth in their alleged “bible study”?
“When issues of gay rights and gay marriage come up, the first question many black people ask is, “What does the Bible have to say about it?” This seemingly innocent question doesn’t acknowledge that when we approach the Bible, our perspective has been shaped by where we were born, by whom we were raised, what Grandma taught us, where we went to school and what our pastor preached in church — usually conservative ideas on matters such as homosexuality. Therefore, we tend to interpret the Bible not objectively, but through the lens of our cultural and historical context.
The conservative strand of black religion is evident in what Harvard professor Peter Gomes calls “bibliolatry” — the practice of worshiping the Bible rather than worshiping God. It is also found in a “literal” interpretation of the Bible that focuses more on the letter of the text than on its spirit, and concentrates on passages about domination, oppression, hierarchy, elitism and exclusion rather than on the major themes of love, justice, freedom, equality and inclusion that run throughout the Bible.”
As Judge Mathis would say: “Get your lie straight!” Wiley claims the only reason we believe that homosexuality is sin is because of “cultural and historical context” passed down by grandma nem. And don’t forget the “homophobia” card Rev. Wiley. That’s required if you want to score major points with the cash-bearing gays who want to get married. And to make you appear really enlightened, quote homosexual apostate Peter Gomes. That should do it. Now, see how easy it is to nullify what the Bible says?
What’s interesting about that statement lie, is that gay religion apologists argue that the bible should be interpreted through the lens of culture and historical context, not literally. That allows them to do all sorts of allegorical acrobatics with the text.
Its sad and altogether tragic the gay community is so spiritually blind they cannot see they are one of the most pimped out communities in America.