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Emergent Church Leader Says Biblical Lifestyle Could Include Gays

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.

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3 responses to Emergent Church Leader Says Biblical Lifestyle Could Include Gays

  1. I just want to say that I believe as a child of God redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus Christ being sensitive to the Holy Spirit I cannot condone sin. God says that homosexuality is an abomination! Jesus came to fulfill the law of God. In Leviticus 20:13 God says that the penalty for homosexual acts is death. God will forgive sin, but he never condones it. Use Godly wisdom and do not be decieved by the enemy.

  2. If you are gay,you need help.These liberals and so-called ‘christians’ are going out and saying Homosexuality is a normal lifestyle.They are leading people to hell.

  3. The Bible clearly states homosexuality is a sin. The Bible also clearly states the wages of sin. To live openly in sin is to thumb your nose at God and his Word. I understand we all sin. However, a true Christian is in constant spiritual warfare and works to correct any sin that comes into his life. I strongly suggest any person involved in a church that condones sin to get out of that church and find a Bible believing and preaching church to attend. Also, do not turn your back or mistreat any person, homosexual or not. We must minister to all people with love and kindness. However, we must be vigilant and bold while doing so.

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