What to Do When You’re Sitting In the Gates of Sodom
I spoke to them after the service and they explained to me that the church where they had their membership for years was now endorsing same-sex marriage. It was a bridge too far for them, they said. Therefore, they felt it was incumbent to walk away and join another body of believers — one abiding by the great doctrines they knew to be consistent with the Bible’s teachings.
I was so very saddened for them — having to leave the fellowship they had loved and served for such a long time. But I commended them for their faithfulness. They were doing exactly what the Scriptures instruct: “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you” (2 Cor. 6:17).
In a recent Christian Post (CP) story, Episcopal Church Leaders Signal Support for Transgender Student in Supreme Court Case, over 1,800 religious leaders were reported to have signed onto an amicus brief sent to the US Supreme Court in support of Gloucester County School Board v. Gavin Grimm, a transgender rights case that would have likely had an impact on North Carolina’s HB 2. But on Monday, March 6th, the High Court decided not to hear that case and sent it back to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in light of the new legal landscape provided by the Justice Department now under former Sen. Jeff Sessions.
But back to the amicus brief.
The brief was signed by the Episcopal Church’s Presiding Bishop and the President of this same denomination’s House of Deputies. Another signatory was the General Synod of the United Church of Christ.
CP also reported, “Other religious organizations named in the brief include leaders from the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Rabbinical Assembly, Unitarian Universalist Association, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, Covenant Network of Presbyterians, Methodist Federation for Social Action, and other left-leaning religious institutions and leaders.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Rev. Mark H. Creech