Editorial: Episcopalians endorse homosexuality

This is no surprise. The Episcopal General Convention in Salt Lake City this summer voted to completely embrace homosexual marriage.

Why would any Christian who believes in what the Bible teaches stay affiliated with this Episcopal denomination? Frankly, most genuine Christians have already packed their bags and left.

More than a decade ago, the Episcopalians elected a homosexual bishop who was open about his sexual activities.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Rev. Bonnie Perry of Chicago, a lesbian married to a fellow Episcopal priest, said, “We’re all included now. For the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in our congregations now know under the eyes of God and in every single state in this blessed country, they are welcome to receive all the sacraments.”

The Rev. Jose Luis Mendoza-Barahona of Honduras spoke against the vote, saying it goes against the Bible and would create a trouble in the church.

“The fight has not ended, it’s starting,” he said. “Those of us in the church who are loyal followers of Christ are going to remain firm in not recognizing what happened today.”

The vote changes the church’s rules on language about marriage. “Husband” and “wife” are stricken and replaced by “couple.”

The vote was 173-27 in favor of homosexuality and it takes effect November 29.

The measures take effect the first Sunday of Advent, Nov. 29.

Now, the Episcopal Church, the United Church of Christ and the Presbyterian Church (USA) have sanctioned homosexual marriage ceremonies. Next up is the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, which now lets churches decide for themselves – and some are now hosting homosexual marriages.

The Southern Baptist Convention has confirmed its opposition to homosexual marriage, based its condemnation in the Bible.

America is going down the tubes and denominations that are more concerned about political correctness than pleasing God are leading the disintegration.