Saturday, August 11, 2007

Abominations 'R Us

In the most recent addition to the Laughing Martin Hall of Shame, aka, "Reasons for Closed Communion,"
a "Lutheran" Church body permits the office of the keys to be held by practicing homosexuals:

Lutherans to allow pastors in gay relationships
Sat Aug 11, 2:00 PM ET
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Homosexual Lutheran clergy who are in sexual relationships will be able to serve as pastors, the largest U.S. Lutheran body said on Saturday. . . . []
To which, Laughing Martin replies:
There is nothing Christian, let alone Lutheran, about such an abomination. The Word of God says:

  • homosexual relations are wicked and have no place in the kingdom of God [1 Corinthians 6:9-10;

  • a bishop must be the man of one woman [1 Timothy 3:2b; ]

  • when you see the abomination that causes desolaton in the very sanctuary of God you should flee from it without turning back or trying to salvage anything [Mark 13:14-16]

1 comment:

anguskohler said...

This begs the question. In these mega churches with a huge pastoral staff how do they maintain close or closed communion? It would seem that the pastors would only see half of the communers and possibly not know all members.