Belarus Theologian Takes PCUSA to Task On Gay Issues

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A hearty AMEN to Reverend Siarhei Hardum of Belarus for stating the obvious. The issue of homosexuality is clearly covered in Scriptures and there really should be no need to be debating this issue. The Christian church has long stated that Homosexuality is an abomination to the Lord. If it is an abomination to the Lord wouldn’t it stand to reason then that those who promote this type of activity are also an abomination to the Lord? But if we want to just look at this from a morality issue, any sexual immorality is condemned by the bible not condoned.

I agree with the good Reverend from Belarus when he states this is a form of paganism.

If you are involved in a homosexual lifestyle there is hope for you in Jesus Christ but you must repent of your sexual immorality in order to receive his forgiveness. Like any other sin there is forgiveness after repentance.

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Associated Press logo smallPCUSA Presbyterian sealMINNEAPOLIS – An Orthodox Church theologian who was invited to greet the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has criticized its approval of non-celibate homosexual clergy.

The Reverend Siarhei Hardun of Belarus said that vote and efforts to approve same-gender “marriage” looked to him like an attempt to “invent a new religion — a sort of modern paganism.”

“Christian morality is as old as Christianity itself. It doesn’t need to be invented now,” he said of attempts to create what he described as a “new morality.”

Hardun added, “When people say that they are led and guided by the Holy Spirit to do it, I wonder if it is the same Holy Spirit that inspired the Bible.”

4 thoughts on “Belarus Theologian Takes PCUSA to Task On Gay Issues

  1. In all this, I am always amazed at phrases that continually blur the lines. The example I refer to in this article is the phrase “non-celibate homosexual clergy”. This is a phrase meant to confuse and blur the true definition of the word homosexual, whether inside or outside the church. As we know, Scripture literally commands that we ‘love one another’. But that is not to be construed to have any sexual connotation whatsoever. It is quite benign in that sense. As such, there is no way two men or two women can truly be homosexual (gay or lesbian) simply by loving those of the same gender, whether inside or outside the church. Therefore, the phrase in question begs me to ask: If clergy (or anyone for that matter) are celibate, can they still be regarded as homosexual? The answer has to be a resounding NO.

    Example: as it is with those identified as being African-American are so identified due to the color of their skin, anyone identified as being homosexual must of a necessity be having same sex sexual intercourse! Of course, unlike someone easily being identified as being African-American by virtue of the color of their skin being proof enough, someone wishing to be identified as homosexual only has to simply say so and we must believe them!

    Thus it is that those who identify themselves as being “non-celibate homosexual clergy” only have to say so to be so!

    Reminds me of a joke:

    An employer had to ‘downsize’ his department and needed to let one of his employees go. As it was evident that the government had established protective status for seniors, blacks and women, the only one left was a young white male. However, the employer was not able to lay anyone off because the young man simply said “I am gay”.

    1. What can I add to this? Absolutely nothing! Well stated and thank you for sharing your thoughts. I sure do miss your own articles on these topics. Thanks again for stopping by. I enjoy it everytime you stop by for a visit. Do come by often.

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