Bun, v-am atras atenţia prin titlul postarii, cam alunecos. Acum, vă rog să urmăriţi cele de mai jos fără patimă şi cu capul pe umeri. Dacă puteţi.
Li s-au reproşat celor de la Willow Creek separarea de Exodus, ȋn spatele unei difuze agende pro-lgbt. Sunt curios dacă recentul anunţ al celor de la Exodus le va mai schimba puţintel perspectiva.
Zic cei de la Exodus:
“From a Judeo-Christian perspective, gay, straight or otherwise, we’re all prodigal sons and daughters. Exodus International is the prodigal’s older brother, trying to impose its will on God’s promises, and make judgments on who’s worthy of His Kingdom. God is calling us to be the Father – to welcome everyone, to love unhindered.”
(Preluare de AICI)
Lucrurile sunt chiar mai complicate de atȃt. Alan Chambers, preşedintele organizaţiei, publică o scrisoare de scuze comunităţii LGBTQ, ȋn care spune printre altele:
Please know that I am deeply sorry. I am sorry for the pain and hurt many of you have experienced. I am sorry that some of you spent years working through the shame and guilt you felt when your attractions didn’t change. I am sorry we promoted sexual orientation change efforts and reparative theories about sexual orientation that stigmatized parents. I am sorry that there were times I didn’t stand up to people publicly “on my side” who called you names like sodomite—or worse. I am sorry that I, knowing some of you so well, failed to share publicly that the gay and lesbian people I know were every bit as capable of being amazing parents as the straight people that I know. I am sorry that when I celebrated a person coming to Christ and surrendering their sexuality to Him that I callously celebrated the end of relationships that broke your heart. I am sorry that I have communicated that you and your families are less than me and mine.
More than anything, I am sorry that so many have interpreted this religious rejection by Christians as God’s rejection. I am profoundly sorry that many have walked away from their faith and that some have chosen to end their lives. For the rest of my life I will proclaim nothing but the whole truth of the Gospel, one of grace, mercy and open invitation to all to enter into an inseverable relationship with almighty God.
I cannot apologize for my deeply held biblical beliefs about the boundaries I see in scripture surrounding sex, but I will exercise my beliefs with great care and respect for those who do not share them. I cannot apologize for my beliefs about marriage. But I do not have any desire to fight you on your beliefs or the rights that you seek. My beliefs about these things will never again interfere with God’s command to love my neighbor as I love myself.
Textul intergral poate fi citit AICI.
Mie acest pas mi se pare unul extrem de semnificativ, deschizător al unor drumuri de nebănuit pȃnă acum. Vor exista detractori, cȃrcotaşi şi fani ai lui Chambers care să piardă toată bruma de bună cumpănire ȋn fum inchizitorial sau, dimpotrivă, ȋn euforie pseudo-a-tot-tolerantă. Deocamdată, eu mă abţin de la alte comentarii.