A longtime theologian warns that two conservative Christian organizations have compromised their biblical integrity in a futile attempt to find common ground with homosexual activists.
The National Association of Evangelicals and the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities have both adopted a “Fairness for All” motion, which affirms biblical beliefs about marriage and sexuality but also denounces discrimination, along with violence and harassment, against homosexuals.
The Christian Post reports the NAE passed the motion in October while the Council announced a coming vote during the summer but did not announce a date.
A statement from the Council explaining its decision suggests the most “viable political strategy” is to combine religious freedom protections with “explicit support” for the “basic human rights for members of the LGBT community.”
Adding your name to a statement about “fairness” might have sounded nice, says Dr. Richard Land, but what homosexual activists view as harassment and discrimination are, in fact, core biblical mandates.
“This is a truth serum for evangelicals,” he warns. “If you believe what the Bible says about homosexuality and lesbianism, then you cannot – you cannot – affirm it. You cannot accommodate it.”
It’s not difficult, in fact, to read the “Queer Voices” blog at the far-leftl Huffington Post, or follow lesbian columnist Sally Kohn, to plainly understand their view: a claim of “religious freedom” is still discrimination, they argue, and their demand for “marriage equality” is often compared to the Civil Rights movement.
“Will anti-gay Christians be politically and socially ostracized?” Kohn bluntly asked in a 2015 Daily Beast column after the landmark Obergefell decision. “I sure hope so.”
A more recent example is the Human Rights Campaign urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that Christian baker Jack Phillips should be forced by law to design a wedding cake for homosexuals.
At its core,” HRC’s president stated one year ago this month, “this case is a cynical effort to manipulate the First Amendment in order to provide a license to discriminate against LGBTQ people and our families.”
The Christian Post story also reports that one NAE board member, Samuel Rodriguez, signed an opposing document entitled “Preserve Freedom, Reject Coercion.”
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