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Unsurprisingly the secular media is sensationalizing the news that the Presbyterian Church USA has decided to allow gay weddings within the churches of this denomination—the media seem to be giddy about it—even gloating.
As Dr. Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, observed in his briefing yesterday,
But the interesting thing is . . . the religions and churches that still prohibit same-sex marriage. It’s the long list; it’s the big list. It’s where the vast majority of the human beings counted in any way in this chart are to be found, but you would not know that from the coverage in the mainstream media. Watch carefully; you’re going to see all kinds of news coverage of the PCUSA’s vote and it’s going to be trumpeted as a very major denominational development, and, in that sense, it is of course, and, just as clearly, it is the abomination as it is described by the Presbyterian Lay Committee. But what you will not see in the media is the fact that the vast majority of those who are religiously involved in any religion anywhere, and specifically in Christianity everywhere, are still very clearly opposed to same-sex marriages and they are involved in denominations that do not recognize in any way what is called same-sex marriage. That should tell you something, but you’re not going to hear it from the media.Dr. Mohler also stated in his briefing,
Responding to the decision, the conservative Presbyterian Lay Committee’s Board of Directors said:Yes “abomination” is the right word for this clear rebellion against God and His Word.In the name of 1.8 million Presbyterians nationwide, the General Assembly has committed an express repudiation of the Bible, the mutually agreed upon Confessions of the PCUSA, thousands of years of faithfulness to God’s clear commands and the denominational ordination vows of each concurring commissioner. This is an abomination.
That’s a very strong word, but it certainly is an appropriate word.
I encourage you to read the entire briefing from Dr. Mohler at this link.
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