Boycott Gay Weddings, Even Family, Says Southern Baptist Leader Al Mohler

Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has written a new book entitled “We Cannot Be Silent.”  The subtitle of the book is “Speaking truth to a culture redefining sex, marriage & the very meaning of right and wrong,” In this piece over at Christian Headlines Andrew Wolfson writes:

Mohler, a prolific blogger, speaker and podcaster, is no stranger to controversy. In the past he has said that delaying marriage and limiting family size are both sins, that the Roman Catholic Church teaches a “false gospel,” that the pope holds an “unbiblical office,” and that Christians who practice yoga “either deny the reality of what yoga represents or fail to see the contradictions between their Christian commitments and their embrace” of it.

Now for Wolfson’s report:

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Christians should not attend a same-sex wedding — even of their own child — because it signals “moral approval” of the union, the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary said in a new book.

Boycotting weddings of gay friends and loved ones will be excruciatingly difficult, The Rev. Albert Mohler wrote in We Cannot Be Silent, which goes on sale Oct. 27.

“At some point, attendance will involve congratulating the couple for their union,” he wrote. “If you can’t congratulate the couple, how can you attend?”

Even if scientists prove people are born gay, the “sinfulness of homosexuality” would not be eliminated because human sin taints the world, Mohler said in addressing other topics of sexual identity. He contended that transgender people who are “saved” should consult with their pastors about whether to have surgery to return to their original gender.

Mohler, a prolific blogger, speaker and podcaster, is no stranger to controversy. In the past he has said that delaying marriage and limiting family size are both sins, that the Roman Catholic Church teaches a “false gospel,” that the pope holds an “unbiblical office,” and that Christians who practice yoga “either deny the reality of what yoga represents or fail to see the contradictions between their Christian commitments and their embrace” of it.

He wrote his 213-page book, subtitled “Speaking truth to a culture redefining sex, marriage & the very meaning of right and wrong,” for what he called “intelligent evangelical readers,” pastors, other church leaders and the public, he said.

Gay-rights activists and some clergy denounced the book, to be published by Harper Collins Christian Publishing, saying it will further divide gays and their families.

“Dr. Mohler’s self-righteous intractability on this issue — even banning followers from simply attending the weddings of their LGBT loved ones — can cause nothing but strife, heartache and hardship,” said director Chris Hartman of the Fairness Campaign, a Louisville-based non-profit advocacy organization that works to prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  Continue reading

 

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3 Responses to Boycott Gay Weddings, Even Family, Says Southern Baptist Leader Al Mohler

  1. lyn October 16, 2015 at 7:29 pm #

    Ah yes, Mohler picks one ‘pet sin’ to take a stance against – traditional marriage. He even goes so far to speak at BYU and team up with a dead religion, Mormonism, to shore up his stance {source – http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588850/At-BYU-Baptist-says-Mormons-and-evangelicals-may-go-to-jail-together.html?pg=all}. Too bad Mohler turns a blind eye to the horrendous issues within his own denomination, starting with Rick Warren.
    You gotta love it when these evangelical big wigs stand against certain sins but ignore sin within their own camp – Mohler is someone I would not walk across the street to hear preach, speak, or lecture. He is part of the problem and not the solution.

    • Adna November 20, 2015 at 1:21 pm #

      I will go just a little further, I appreciate his stance, and agree about speaking to the Mormons, but many of the religious leaders are allowing Mormons into their churches to show a unity to combat the evil in the United States, just doesn’t seem right.

  2. L.J. May 2, 2016 at 11:02 am #

    So you are saying we (as christians) should attend gay weddings to celebrate because Jesus would do this? Should we go to bars,strip clubs and celebrate with them too? Are you saying because everyone’s a sinner……join them and have a little good time because they are blood kin? Or are you saying saying we should go to these functions to call them to repentance?

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