While I was at my parent’s house this past week, I read that Janet Edwards, a “pastor” in a Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh was cleared from any wrong-doing for performing a homosexual “marriage” between two women.
The Pittsburgh Presbytery’s Permanent Judicial Commission ruled that Miss Edwards was innocent of wrong-doing because the state of Pennsylvania and the church does not recognize homosexual unions as true “marriages.” The news article also revealed that the Commission found that no Scripture was violated by Miss Edward’s action.
Isn’t it amazing how far religion in America has degeneraged? I’m not surprised at the action of this so-called “Pastor,” nor am I surprised by the findings of the Commission. What I am surprised at is the fact that the Bible is even given “honorable mention.” I’m surprised that they would even feel the need to pretend to consult the Bible in rendering their verdict.
The Commission said they knew of no Scripture that was violated by Miss Edward’s officiating over a wedding in which both parties were women. Well, if I may be so presumptious, allow me to help…
- “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination” (Leviticus 18:22).
- “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act…” (Leviticus 20:13).
- “For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper” (Romans 1:26-28).
- “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10).
Can anyone successfully deny that we live in times when people have itching ears, and prefer “fables” over the truth of God’s word (2 Timothy 4:1-4).