National Cathedral Leader: ‘Homophobia’ a Sin; Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Performed

10/7/13. National Cathedral Leader: ‘Homophobia’ a Sin; Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Performed. Penny Starr, cnsnews.com

“Gary Hall, chief ecclesiastical leader and executive officer of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., said in a sermon on Sunday that “homophobia” and “heterosexism” are sins. 

“In its wisdom, the church came to its senses and labeled both racism and sexism as sinful,” Hall said. “And now we find ourselves at the last barrier—call that barrier homophobia, call it heterosexism.

“We must now have the courage to take the final step and call homophobia and heterosexism what they are,” Hall said. “They are sin.

“Homophobia is a sin,” Hall said. “Heterosexism is a sin.

“Shaming people for whom they love is a sin,” Hall said. “Shaming people because their gender identity doesn’t fit neatly into your sense of what it should be is a sin.”

Hall said his sermon was prepared to mark the 15th anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard, the gay man who was killed by two men in Laramie, Wyo., and the third anniversary of the suicide of another gay man at Rutgers University.

On the National Cathedral’s website, under the Equality of Marriage banner’s FAQ section, it states the church will perform same-sex weddings following the law passed in the District of Columbia allowing same-sex marriage.

“The Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, bishop of Washington, subsequently gave her authorization for churches within the diocese—including the National Cathedral—to offer holy matrimony to same-sex couples if they felt called to do so,” the website states. “The Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean, later made the decision allowing same-sex weddings to be performed at the National Cathedral.”

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5 Responses to National Cathedral Leader: ‘Homophobia’ a Sin; Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Performed

  1. genomega1 says:

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    National Cathedral Leader: ‘Homophobia’ a Sin; Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Performed

  2. genomega1 says:

    Just another cult.

  3. iftikhara says:

    As a true Muslim and believer im condemning this… our religion is flexible enough but no space for such rubbish… there is a detailed chapters in our religion book THE NOBLE QUR’AN in which you will find the story of ” People of LOT” who were involve in the same sin “The Homosexuality”, they all were destroyed b’coz of homosexuality….

    There is no place for homosexuality Islam. There is no place for same sex marriage in Islam either. And there is definitely evidence of this ban in the Qur’an. Islam merely hates the sin – not the sinner. Islam definitely prohibits homosexuality. The conflict is not with the treatment of homosexuals. It is with whether or not a same gender relationship is acceptable for a practising Muslim. Just like it is not acceptable/permissible for a practicing Muslim to drink alcohol or smoker have pre marital sex, it is not permissible to engage in a same gender relationship. Muslims don’t deny the natural urge of people but have rules to prevent these urges from being fed.

    It seems pretty obvious to anyone who “uses their own brain” to recognise that without procreation there is no culture, society or the future of humanity. No society will be sustainable unless this basic and fundamental act of procreation is recognised. You may, because of your ideological persuasion and over stating of rights and equality beyond their healthy parameter , think all marriages and union are the same, but that doesn’t make it so. Gay marriage/union maybe the same as traditional marriage in their love but don’t tell me they are the same in their social value, cultural value and civilizational value. One union is essential the other is optional

    Homosexuality is an insult to women. Men and women get sexual and emotional satisfaction from each other. Without them the human race is not going to survive. This is the main reason why Islam is against homosexuality. It is nothing to do with equality. Muslim community, Imams and Muslim schools must teach that homosexuality is a sin and against the teaching of Islam. Multiculturalism is not about integration but about cultural plurality. It is not about separation but about respect and the deepening awareness of Unity in Diversity. Each culture will maintain its own intrinsic value and at the same time would be expected to contribute to the benefit of the whole society. Multiculturalism can accommodate diversity of all kinds – cultural, philosophical and religious – so that we can create a world without conflict and strife. Britain can assume the role of accommodation and concern for all peoples, for our planet and indeed for our survival.

    Why are we constantly hearing about an issue that effects less than 2% of the world’s population?!!! What about issues that effect everyone such as wealth inequality and dangerous banking? Obviously there’s nothing more important to society today than gay rights. Gay marriage is a subject being spoken about in America and France as well as here.( maybe in other countries as well) Now, This is not an important thing at the moment with everything else that is happening. I don’t see what difference it makes if you call it marriage or a civil partnership. It doesn’t mean that the relationship is going to last any longer or be a happier one.Why in this age should rights be bestowed because of birth? Where is the equality in this? Although, why “other grounds”, why not just “sexuality”? It’s not a swear word.Equal rights to marry a Catholic? Didn’t think so.

    Homosexuality doesn’t just go against the Bible, Quran, and whatever the Jewish book is called, It goes against Mother Nature as well. Here are some quotes from the koran regarding Homosexuals Homosexual acts are condemned as unnatural. (Will ye commit abomination such as no creature ever did before you?) 7:80-81 Male homosexual activities are condemned as unnatural. 26:165-6 Male homosexuals commit abominations and act senselessly. 27:54-55 Male homosexuals acts are condemned as unnatural. 29:28-29

    I can let most things go but the Gay lobby has gone too far with this nonsense… It is time to start fighting back, Our core values are being corrupted, How far before it’s too far, You answer that for yourselves.
    IA
    http://www.londonschoolofislamics.org.uk

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