Rev. Gene Robinson: Jesus ‘might be ‘gay’’

I guess I’m not surprised. Rev. Gene Robinson, the first openly homosexual bishop in the Episcopal Church USA, isn’t content to try to redefine what is and isn’t sin; he wants to redefine Jesus:

Robinson, who left his wife — and mother of his two daughters — to cohabit with his male lover, Mark, made his inflammatory remarks during an address titled, “Homosexuality and the Body of Christ: Is There a New Way?” at Christ Church of Hamilton and Wenham, Massachusetts.

The bishop was asked by a congregant how Christians could both accept homosexuality and the Bible’s emphasis on redemption for sins.

“Interestingly enough, in this day of traditional family values,” answered Robinson, “this man that we follow was single, as far as we know, traveled with a bunch of men, had a disciple who was known as ‘the one whom Jesus loved’ and said my family is not my mother and father, my family is those who do the will of God. None of us likes those harsh words. That’s who Jesus is, that’s who he was at heart, in his earthly life.

“Those who would posit the nuclear family as the be all and end all of God’s creation probably don’t find that much in the gospels to support it,” he concluded.

Uh, except maybe for Matthew 19:

???Haven’t you read,??? he replied, ???that at the beginning the Creator ???made them male and female,??? and said, ???For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh????

Note: Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.

And since Jesus is God–whether the Episcopal Church still buys into that bit of Christian doctrine or not–you have to take all that stuff in Leviticus about homosexuality being an abomination as coming from Jesus.

You know, it’s really too bad that the word “heresy” doesn’t get used much anymore. It really fits here.

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2 responses to “Rev. Gene Robinson: Jesus ‘might be ‘gay’’

  1. Wow…just…wow.

    I forsee the following conversation in Robinson’s future:

    Robinson: “Did I not acknowledge your Name? Did I not say Lord, Lord? Did I not cast out demons and tell others of your light and love that oozes over us like warm butter?

    God: “Depart from Me for I never knew you.”

  2. It’s not that homosexuality is a “worse” sin than anything I am guilty of. To God, sin is sin. He doesn’t grade on a curve; entrance to heaven is pass/fail, and “there is none righteous, no, not one.”

    What’s troublesome about activist homosexuals is their open denial of God’s standards of right and wrong. It’s especially troubling when this denial comes from a prominent professing Christian such as Gene Robinson. His rebellion becomes a stumbling block to others, who see in him justification for their refusal to submit to God.

    Look, Jesus made it clear that entrance to heaven requires perfect adherence to the Law. No one except Jesus has ever lived from birth to death without breaking some of God’s commands. Jesus said that breaking one was the same as breaking the whole–pass/fail. Our only hope is through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.

    Jesus said those who truly love Him would follow His commands. “But Jesus never spoke out against homosexuality!” That statement is only true if one rejects Jesus as God or the accuracy of scripture. These are shifting theological sands:

    Heresy–denying that Jesus and God are one; or
    Cafeteria-style religion, picking and choosing doctrine based on what seems right, which amounts to creating a small-“g” god in one’s own image.

    Gene Robinson and those who support him are standing against God and Jesus. At the judgment, his bishop’s collar isn’t going to impress the Creator of the universe.

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