Wednesday, February 02, 2005

"The Institutionalization of Homophobia"

In the article on the Gay Marriage issue that appeared in the Lawrence Journal World, I read this unbelievable quote:

"It's really incredibly unfortunate that this looks like it will be on the ballot," said the Rev. Thad Holcombe, campus pastor for Ecumenical Christian Ministries at Kansas University. "It's really the institutionalization of homophobia."
How does anyone become a "reverand" that holds the belief that taking a stand to protect the God-ordained institution of marriage between a man and a woman is the "institutionalization of homophobia"? That is why I can't get inside the heads of the "religious left." I don't pretend to have an understanding of them. If you're going to pastor a Christian ministry, you'd think you would embrace and promote Christian beliefs and not the political correctness of the religion-of-secularism. It's no wonder that many mainstream denominations are shrinking while evangelical demonimations such as Southern Baptists and Assemblies of God continue to grow. Many churches, I'm afraid, will not make judgment calls on any behavior and worry so much about offending people that no one is drawn closer to God because their sin is excused rather than admonished.


At 11:03 AM, Blogger Steve Forman said...

If I understand the beliefs of the group, the key word is Ecumenical. That means it doesn't matter what you believe, or even if you believe. We should all love and accept each other. I bet Rev. Holcombe would deny the Jesus is the only and only way to the Father. Don't let the title fool you.

At 12:44 PM, Blogger Talon said...

"Ecumenical" means "unity" -- and that generally means "all ideas are equally valid." If that's the truth, then there can be no truth (how's that for irony?).


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