WND Exclusive TESTING THE FAITH
Emergent church leader says ‘gay’ can be biblical lifestyle
Cutting-edge Christianity debates: Should we accept homosexuality?
Posted: November 23, 2008
1:00 am Eastern
By Drew Zahn
© 2008 WorldNetDaily
One of the key leaders of today’s most cutting-edge church movement has opened an Internet discussion on the issue of same-sex marriage with the bold proclamation that he believes “gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and queer” individuals can and should live out their sexuality in – and blessed by – the Christian church.
“I now believe that GLBTQ can live lives in accord with biblical Christianity as least as much as any of us can,” writes author and church leader Tony Jones, “and that their monogamy can and should be sanctioned and blessed by church and state.”
Jones is an author and former youth pastor who holds a doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is also the national coordinator of Emergent Village, a loosely-formed friendship of churches that derive their descriptive name from having “emerged” from postmodernism to take the gospel of Jesus Christ into a post-Christian culture.
The “Emergent Church,” as these mostly young, community- and mission-driven congregations are collectively known, is criticized by some for being “theologically liberal,” praised by others as the best hope for passing the torch of Christianity to future generations.
This is so against the Bible it’s not even funny. The Lord calls homosexuality an abomination. This is simply another ploy to destroy the Christian church.