Transgender Priest at Washington National Cathedral
The only time liberals will show a sincere interest in Christianity is when they see an opportunity to subvert it in order to destroy it. They have been making headway:
The most visible Episcopal church in the U.S. is hosting its first openly transgender priest this month.
The Rev. Cameron Partridge is set to give the June 22 sermon at the Washington National Cathedral in Northwest.
Dean of the cathedral, the Rev. Gary Hall, said in a statement that he hopes Mr. Partridge’s presence sends a message of support for the transgender community.
“We at Washington National Cathedral are striving to send a message of love and affirmation, especially to LGBT youth who suffer daily because of their gender identity or sexual orientation,” he said. “We want to proclaim to them as proudly and unequivocally as we can: Your gender identity is good and your sexual orientation is good because that’s the way that God made you.”
Sin is good because God made you prone to indulge in it. I must have missed that lesson in Sunday school.
The fallacy is so crude and obvious, it seems absurd to go to the trouble to point it out. But as George Orwell said,
“We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.”
Here goes with the obvious:
The liberal argument is essentially that we are defined by our behavior, and all people are equal, therefore all behavior is equal.
This same argument could be applied to any other behavior proscribed by the civilized norms that have served us so well for the past 2,000 years. I steal things, therefore I’m a thief. Thieves are equal to honest people, so let’s celebrate theft. God loves thieves too, right?
The gay rights agenda is driven not just by sexually deviant activists but exceedingly aggressively by the entire liberal establishment because it is not actually about equality, or even about homosexuals. It is about destroying Christianity, a traditional bulwark against statist tyranny.
Christian bakers and photographers being forced to take part in morally repugnant parodies of Christian ceremonies is only the beginning. Once the Supremes declare homosexual “marriage” to be a constitutional right, anyone whose faith prevents them from revering it will be subject to legal persecution. That includes literally all Bible-believing Christians.
But it doesn’t include Episcopalians, whose church has been thoroughly subverted by the Left and now serves to advance an anti-Christian agenda. Getting back to the story:
Mr. Hall also announced that the Right Rev. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal priest, would be presiding the same service with Mr. Partridge. He retired from his post as a bishop in New Hampshire and now works at the Center for American Progress.
Here we get to the root of the matter. CAP is a Soros-funded radical left-wing organization for which the only imaginable god is an all-powerful oligarchical collectivist government.
The service caps off two weeks of LGBT advocacy for the cathedral. It participated in this year’s Capital Pride events, and Mr. Hall said the service would include readings by local LGBT community members.
The technical term for a church involving itself in these activities is blasphemy.
On tips from Dean D and Bodhisattva. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.
Out of all the things I didn’t plan to write about today, an ad for St. John’s College would have
The radical left has infiltrated and completely subverted the Church of England, which has degenerated into a farce presided over