During the Joseph McCarthy era, inquisitors would demand an answer to the question, “Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?” The Obama Administration today caved on its invitation of Louis Giglio to pray at the inauguration the moment the new McCarthyists demanded Rev. Giglio “clarify his remarks and explain whether he has evolved on gay rights, like so many other faith and political leaders. It would be a shame to select a preacher with backward views on LBGT people at a moment when the nation is rapidly moving forward on our issues.”
The new inquisitors will now ask, the way Al Mohler ably phrases the question: “Are you now or have you ever been one who believes that homosexuality (or bisexuality, or transsexualism, etc.) is anything less than morally acceptable and worthy of celebration?”
Mohler goes to say that “anyone who has ever believed that homosexuality is morally problematic in any way must now offer public repentance and evidence of having ‘evolved’ on the question. This is the language that President Obama used of his own ‘evolving’ position on same-sex marriage. This is what is now openly demanded of Christians today. If you want to avoid being thrown off the program, you had better learn to evolve fast, and repent in public.”
“This is precisely what biblical Christians cannot do,” Mohler adds. “While seeking to be gentle in spirit and ruthlessly Gospel-centered in speaking of any sin, we cannot cease to speak of sin as sin. To do so is not only to deny the authority of Scripture, not only to reject the moral consensus of the saints, but it undermines the Gospel itself. The Gospel makes no sense, and is robbed of its saving power, if sin is denied as sin.”
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