Remember that strange laying on of hands prayer circle with Trump in the Oval Office? Well, several of Trump’s advisers who were present have signed a letter which states that “homosexual immorality” and “transgenderism” are sinful.
It was signed by 150 Christian leaders, including five members of Trump’s evangelical executive advisory board. Texas pastor Jack Graham was one those in the circle, along with Ronnie Floyd, Richard Land, James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, James Robison, who created Life Outreach International. (Robison lost his TV preaching spot in Dallas after he said homosexuality was a sin in a sermon.)
The Nashville Statement, which was signed by leaders at a national meeting of The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood in Nashville, Tennessee says,
“We deny that sexual attraction for the same sex is part of the natural goodness of God’s original creation. We deny that adopting a homosexual or transgender self-conception is consistent with God’s holy purposes in creation and redemption.”
The letter declares,
“the goodness of God’s design in our sexuality and in creating us as male and female” and that God “enables sinners to forsake transgender self conceptions.”
Oh, and it is HELPFUL too, it says it can lead these “sinners” to accept,
“the God-ordained link between one’s biological sex and one’s self-conception as male or female.”
How do they feel about same-sex marriage? Guess? It says
“We deny that God has designed marriage to be a homosexual, polygamous, or polyamorous relationship.”
John Piper, co-founder of the ridiculously named Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, referred to the statement as a “Christian manifesto” on human sexuality.
“It speaks with forthright clarity, biblical conviction, gospel compassion, cultural relevance, and practical helpfulness.
It will prove to be, I believe, enormously helpful for thousands of pastors and leaders hoping to give wise, biblical, and gracious guidance to their people.”
Trump’s America marches on, backwards, into the night.
(Photo, YouTube; via Pink News)