Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Reverend Suspended By the Church For Marrying Off Gay Son

Reverend Frank Schaefer of Spring City, Pennsylvania was suspended for 30 days, Monday for the performance of a same sex wedding involving his own son.

During his response on the matter, he stated, "nowhere in the Bible does it prohibit a loving, homosexual, and committed relationship". He has also claimed to have been called by God to be an advocate for all gay, lesbian, transgendered, and bisexual people. He said that we are to love and care for everyone and stop hurting the children of God.


Now, I'm no pastor but I love research, so I took it upon myself to include some Bible verses on the issue of same sex unions and sexuality:

  • Leviticus 18:22- man on man sex is detestable.
  • Romans 1:26, 27- sex with the same gender is a shameful lust and same sex relations are unnatural.
  • 1 Corinthians 6:9- men that have sex with men, will not inherit the Kingdom of Heaven.
  • Genesis 2:24 and Ephesians 5:23-33- speak of the traditional marriage.
There were more but I got lazy.

What is your take on the situation? Should the Reverend be commended or suspended?  Please remember that everyone has a right to their own opinion and belief. So play nice.

Sources:

http://news.msn.com/us/pa-pastor-who-performed-gay-sons-wedding-suspended

2 comments:

  1. I agree with all the scriptures you have listed and like you said there are more (1 Corinthians 6:9, and 1 Timothy 1:10, which basically state that homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of God). I know the verses really well because i have been helping friends who have been 'confused' and they say the verses really help them find the right way as christians. I am not a supporter of gay marriage because Jesus has been quoted saying that a marriage is btween a male and a female. This preacher is just wrong about the bible and obviously has not really read it or he wouldn't have said what he said about the scriptures......why doesn't he just admit that he loves his son and would rather support him than lose him, even if it cost him his career? That would be more understandable but it would still be wrong to marry them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. True. You can love someone and still stay in tune with the Word. There is no need to distort scripture to justify your choice to go against the church.

      Delete