Dean of National Cathedral: "Opposition to homosexuality is a sin."

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Dean of Washington’s National Cathedral: It’s a Sin to Oppose Homosexuality

By Heather Clark | christiannews.net

Cardinals attend a mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the VaticanWASHINGTON – The dean of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. claimed during his weekly address this past  Sunday that it is a sin to oppose homosexuality.

The message was part of a weekend tribute to the homosexual youth at the National Cathedral, and a commemoration of the death of Matthew Shepherd, whose slaying sparked the passage of the federal “hate crimes” bill signed into law by Barack Obama in 2009. During his speech, Gary Hall blamed churches across the country for influencing American beliefs about homosexuality.

“We must now have the courage to take the final step and call homophobia and heterosexism what they are. They are sin. Homophobia is a sin. Heterosexism is a sin. Shaming people for whom they love is a sin,” Hall asserted.
“Only when all our churches say that clearly and boldly and courageously will our LGBT youth be free to grow up in a culture that totally embraces them fully as they are.”

He proceeded to claim that churches that oppose homosexuality produce a culture that is harmful to children.

“It’s more than tragic—in fact it’s shameful—that faith communities, especially Christian ones, continue to be complicit in putting our children at risk and abetting the attitudes that oppress them, thereby encouraging the aggressors who would subject our children to pain, humiliation, and violence,” Hall stated.

In an interview with reporters following the message, Hall said that he believes that “sexual orientation is a gift, and the religious question should be about how they responsibly use that gift.”

However, Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality says that Hall’s comments are indicative of a nation that is exemplifying Isaiah 5:20, which rebukes those who state that evil is good, and that good is evil.

“Gary Hall of the National Cathedral is sinning when he claims that opposition to homosexuality is a sin,” he told Christian News Network. “This is counterfeit Christianity in action—transferring the guilt before God from those who are committing sins (of which homosexuality is one) to those who oppose those sins.”

“Obviously, ‘hating’ homosexuals or being so fearful that you fail to offer the hope of the Gospel to people caught up in homosexual sin is wrong, but that’s not what Hall is talking about here,” LaBarbera continued. “He is ‘redefining Christianity’ and sin itself in a way that flips the truth of the Word of God on its head. … The danger is that this new heretical ‘sin-affirming Christianity’ is spreading in the evangelical Church.”

He noted that many such as Hall do not seek to defend other sexual behaviors that they know are sinful, but single out homosexuality as being somehow exempt from God’s law.

“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,” La Barbera lamented. “Genuine Christians need to stand against this heresy and champion the real work of Christ in our culture, such as the many men and women who have left homosexuality behind as born-again believers.”

As previously reported, the National Cathedral pealed its bells this past June for nearly an hour in celebration of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a key section of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Hall also publicly participated in Washington’s homosexual pride march in 2010.

 

25 Comments on “Dean of National Cathedral: "Opposition to homosexuality is a sin."”

    1. Patricia

      He has no scripture to support the lie that he is spewing. May God have mercy on his soul. He really needs to stop this false teaching. If he don’t….then he will have to answer for it.

  1. Min Robert Murrell

    He is grossly misinformed and opposed to the commandment of God which says, “Be fruitful and multiply” and ” Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife and they shall become one flesh” Two men nor tow women can become one flesh”. I get so sick of folk defending the abomination of homosexuality. The devil has really a good job at deceiving the whole nation. This is one of his greatest tools against the creation of God. He knows that if he can tempt people to go into non-creative relationships that the Lord is vehemently against.

  2. Michelle LaNay

    smh God is so not pleased with the current events and He is going to show up and show Himself mighty against all these lies and tricks of the enemy. The Church needs to wake up and repent and get things back in order or they will suffer along with the unbelievers. God says He will not be mocked and that is what is happening now, laughing and being merry doing things that are unseemingly in the houses of our Lord. Woe unto the shepherds who scatter my sheep. They have been warned by the prophets to no avail but the time draweth nigh when they shall see God’s wrath. If you can not stand for Christ now how shall you stand when truly hell shall break loose. Get Right or get left, behind that is. many Christians do not even realize they are not even serving Him anymore if they ever were or not, but have forgotten their first Love. Homosexually is an abomination, you can not change God’s mind about this, His word stands. He says all the sins and those that practice them shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, be not deceived. I pray for God’s mercy but time is running out, seek God with all you have and ask Him if you are truly His, you shall know them by their fruits. Much love, true salvation and blessings.

  3. Irla

    How is male love of another male love. Homosexual males are sodomites, which at one time was illegal in the US. Please explain with Bible references, because this is what I follow. And if you say the male homosexuals are not only about having sex, why is sex in the word itself?

  4. Jo

    Who made Hall god, he thinks that he decides what is sin and what is not sin. What bible is he reading from, the Hall’s translation. I pray that the authentic believers STAND, let us get our head out of the sand we are not an ostrich we are the sons/daughters of the living God…..we proclaim that JESUS IS LORD

  5. Don Reid

    Here the words of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and not their lord satan :

    Matthew 24:1-13 KJV

    And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

    1. Patricia

      @ Carlos. I agree that he must be a homosexual. Why else would he be spreading lies. I also agree that he shouldn’t be wearing that collar.

    2. Joelynn

      The collar doesn’t mean anything to a born again believer. Jesus had the same clothes as those that followed him. He didn’t stand out in a physical sense/clothing like many do today. He is the only High Priest and we are his priest and yet we don’t walk around like popes, bishops, nuns and monks. Our garments of faith are spiritual. So when I see people with the collar it is a false sense of religion. Not all because some do honor the Lord but for the most part I’m not buying it.

  6. Lebo

    So many sous lead to destruction… ‘Wide is the gate’ indeed. Lord teach us to pray rightly for them and to show that Your nature is at once absolute Love, Truth, Justice, Righteousness, Mercy, and that You are altogether unchanging.

  7. Walk23

    This man said homosexuality was gift. I would ask him, ” a gift from whom ?” Clearly he doesn’t see that the giver of this gift isn’t from God as it separates the person from God for God has labeled it sin. The Scripture clearly says that every good and perfect gift is from above and I would doubt being separated from God isn’t a good nor perfect gift.

    The nerve of this man to profane the truth.

  8. Tonya

    This is so very, very sad! So many people are being deceived. It’s like they are in a trace or something! Stay in the Good fight, don’t let them break you! Love to all. May God Bless!

  9. Karushokye Dickson

    Now it’s evident Christians have started compromising them sleeves for lesser things. Let me tell you different issues affect different sects of the society meaning that as the church we are being affected by this issue now the funny thing is that church leaders have stated compromising them with what they preach. We say that we are teaching our children to hate Homosexuality; you as parents of the church what are you teaching us. Is it to love homosexuality and hate other forms sexual immorality? Jesus left you as shepherds to his flock to teach them his ways and to hate sexual sin. But most of you have done the opposite if it is me then I say I can’t attend service of such a leader. May the lord bless us as the sheep will have to forcefully become the shepherds?

  10. Brandon Baylock

    These people are really something. I wonder where he got that from. We live in a world where people think they can just do what ever they want. The word of God says that homosexuality is an abomination.

  11. Kurt

    I was trying to not post about this, but I just couldn’t let this go. This individual Mr. Hall stated that, “It’s more than tragic—in fact it’s shameful—that faith communities, especially Christian ones, continue to be complicit in putting our children at risk and abetting the attitudes that oppress them, thereby encouraging the aggressors who would subject our children to pain, humiliation, and violence,”

    Do you know what kind of pain these people face if they do not repent and accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior Mr. Hall? That type of pain as explained in the bible is nothing I want anything to do with. That type of violence and humiliation that the Bible tells you about is something that I would not wish on anyone. It burns my bridges when someone talks about how much they love someone who is clearly going against the word of God and how those that try to spread the gospel are wrong and hateful. How can you say you are part of the body of Christ, and let the one you claim you love continue in sin, and not only continue, but tell them that it is OK? Who really hates them, the one that spreads the uncut gospel, or the one that spreads the gospel cut with sugar? Are these people really part of the body of Christ? Because the word of God tells me to judge a tree by it’s fruit, and the type of tree that I am being told this is, and the fruit I am seeing, don’t match up.

    I know I have been rather longwinded, especially since I said I initially didn’t want to comment on this, but there you have it.

    1. Jeane K

      The ‘spirit of the apostate’ non-church growing more and more every day. NO sound Biblical teachings what-so-ever. God help the young mixed up people who will end up following this crazy man and others like him. The devil is moving very swiftly to take whomever he can with him, Lord have mercy on their souls.

  12. Leon Livingston

    None of us is claiming or making the statement or taking the stance as humans against homosexuality as being a sin. It was declared to be a sin, an abomination by God Almighty in the Holy Bible. What is unbelievable is that someone calling himself a priest can openly go against the Truth of the Bible, God’s Holy Word and continues to hold that position as a priest!!. I am hoping it is not indicative of this priests’ behavior or conduct in the Church, which is likely.

  13. Kim

    God is going to bless each of you for taking a stand. God is nearer than we all think. Some had already received the mark of the beast. The ones with the carnal mind had already received or getting ready to receive 666. We need to continue to pray without ceasing. To pray for each other.

  14. Carmen Johnson

    He knows exactly what he’s saying/doing. If anti Christ can get you to second guess what is written right in front of you in the Bible, then that’s what they want. We know the truth. In fact I believe he (Hall) knows the truth too. Let no man/angel preach to you another gospel different from the one that The Holy Spirit breathed on… Thank you EX Ministries and followers of Christ, for He is the Way, the Truth and the Life!

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