August 9, 2012
“Let all things be done decently and in order,” St. Paul advised the newly-founded churches (I Cornithians 14:40).
Nineteen hundred years later, the keynote speaker at this year’s Presbyterian Church USA General Assembly had this to say:
“You are creating chaos in the Presbyterian Church USA, and chaos is good.” So said the honored guest, “Bishop” Gene Robinson, famous for being the first unrepentant sodomite to be ordained a bishop, a lawless action by the Episcopal Church. But of course sin is virtue now and virtue is sin, in America’s flatline churches.
Chaos they had, and plenty of it. It was like something dreamed up by Roman Polanski on his way home from a late-night visit to Walmart. If someone had walked around the hall sprinkling holy water, I wonder how many of the delegates would have been burned.
Can you believe this was a church assembly? (Source: “The Layman,” Vol. 45, No. 5/July/August 2012) The opening ceremonies featured dancing girls twirling rainbow ribbons—rainbow being the symbol of the homosexual movement—and a large cross draped all over with rainbow bunting. That is to say, the cross of Christ was covered by, defiled by, and subordinated to a symbol of behavior which the Bible, in no uncertain terms, calls sin.
Would you believe the moderator at this church assembly, after stripping off his shirt, stood at the podium and sang a profane drinking song? When he wasn’t singing, the loudspeakers played those good old Christian standbys, “Dancing Queen” and “Born This Way.”
Would you believe that, at this assembly of so-called Christians, a Hindu stood before the delegates and prayed to assorted Hindu gods? And that the Assembly installed a Muslim as some kind of “ecumenical adviser”? But that was just for warm-ups.
The Assembly featured a special prayer breakfast for “Voices of Sophia,” a bunch of Wicca wannabes. You’d expect them to be mostly between 12 and 17 years old, but photos of the event show a lot of silly old crocks who, maybe 50 or 60 years ago, once knew better. The old bald men making the Sophia woo-woo sign with their arms and hands looked especially pathetic. What kind of male wants to worship the Baker Woman God?
Among the Assembly’s other achievements were these:
• Passing one resolution in unqualified support for abortion, and another to abolish spanking. As the PCUSA sees it, it’s okay to kill a baby, but a sin to spank a child.
• A resolution in full support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The PCUSA calls this “advocacy against greed and capitalism.” What bunk: silly old crocks at it again.
• When you jettison one article of core Christian doctrine after another, you discover that you now have room for a lot of new doctrine—especially the cool stuff that you make up yourself. So the Assembly resolved that “protecting the environment” is now an “essential” doctrine of the Christian faith: therefore the federal government, especially the EPA, must be given more money and more power.
But all of this was little more than window-dressing. By far the chief concern of the Assembly was to celebrate homosexuality in all its forms, elevating it to the status of a personal virtue and a societal norm. The delegates never strayed more than a few steps away from this preoccupation, and always returned to it quickly.
Last year the PCUSA abolished all standards of sexual morality for persons ordained as clergy and elders. This means that if you operate a brothel, or perform in one, you can still be ordained a minister of the PCUSA.
This year the first openly-practicing sodomite to be ordained a PCUSA minister gave a speech celebrating all the “breakthroughs” made in America—“break-ins” would have been a better word—to erase our Christian heritage and replace it with one of unrestrained fornication. And then he said something really startling, and maybe even true.
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All those “breakthroughs” for triumphant homosexuality, he said, are signs “of the coming of God’s reign.”
Boy, he’d better hope he’s wrong.
And what of the honest, faithful Christians who remain in this denomination, rainbow ribbons and all? What of those Christians who deplore the celebration of sin and the establishment of idol-worship?
Brothers and sisters, that ship is sinking fast. Don’t go down with it! “Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues” (Revelation 18:4).
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Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on www.amazon.com