"They are not calling porn addiction a 'gift from God,' or preaching against 'adultery-phobia.' Once again, it's only homosexuality—one of the best marketed sins in the history of the world—that is gaining favor in the corrupt Church," [Peter] La Barbera lamented.
Homosexuality is a dangerous, harmful trick from the dark side. Dean Gary Hall thinks it's a gift from God that men sodomize each other as sexual addicts and call it "love." Gary Hall is just as confused as can be. His mind is excusing what is clearly a fundamental error, an error that is highly detrimental to the society of human kind. Gary Hall is a chief spokesperson for everyone clamoring onto the slippery slope to damnation.
Jesus Christ was clear about marriage being only between a man and a woman. He was clearly against adultery. He was clearly against fornication. He said so openly. No active homosexuals at the time were not violating either the prohibition against adultery or the prohibition against fornication. If homosex had been alright by Jesus, he would have stood up for homosexuality, for active homosexuals, having the right to be married to avoid the prohibitions on adultery and/or fornication that those homosexuals were clearly violating. He did no such thing.
No where in the original Church during the lives of the first disciples, those who have come to be called the Apostles, was homosexuality ever allowed. It was never authorized by any council. The issue of circumcision was. If circumcision rose to the level of needing a Church Council to decide the matter, how could it be that homosexuality, a capital crime in Israel at the time, not even have to be discussed for it to magically become acceptable to the Church, Jesus's Church? It's impossible, and Gary Hall is leading tens of millions astray from Jesus's appeal to righteousness.
If Gary Hall can deceive the people on this matter, what else can he do to lead them astray, not that this isn't bad enough?
This is no small matter. Yet, "He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much." -- Jesus Christ (Luke 16:10)
The truth matters at all levels, and Dean Gary Hall is spreading a huge falsehood about homosexuality. He is far from Very Reverend.
Ask him if he reads Paul to his flock. Paul was clearly opposed to homosexuality. He mentioned it directly. Has the Episcopal Church removed Paul from those it considers Apostles? If not, it's just another hypocritical position, the basic reason I refused to continue attending with that lost flock.
I am not Pauline, but I don't have to have Paul to read Jesus's words directly. I have gained zero insights into the mind of Christ from Paul, not that I disagree with Paul on all matters, far from it. I agree with him concerning homosexuality, as does Jesus.
I am with Jesus that we don't stone people to death, as doing so would always be hypocritical. Jesus though told the adulteress to go and sin no more. If she ignored him on that, even though he would forgive her, she would not be close to him in Heaven. She would be being unrighteous, and unrighteousness is separation from God by definition.
It's a sin to promote homosexuality. It's a sin to celebrate it. Gary Hall is plainly sinning.
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And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. (Matthew 17:24-26)