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Hypocrisy On The Left: “Progressive” Christian Site Rejects LGBT Ad

May 13, 2011 by  

Hypocrisy On The Left: “Progressive” Christian Site Rejects LGBT Ad

A coalition of “progressive” Christians is apparently unfamiliar with the Left’s stance on homosexuality.

Sojourners, a Christian group that supports liberal political goals and claims to celebrate diversity, recently rejected an ad that asks Protestant leaders to welcome lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgendered (LGBT) people into the church.

Believe Out Loud, a project of multi-faith social justice organization Intersections International produced the ad. Reverend Robert Chase, the founding director of Intersections International, in an editorial for ReligionDispatches.org, condemns Sojourners’ decision.

“We have asked ourselves why Sojourners, a preeminent voice for justice in the religious community, rejected our ad buy. Does the organization not really believe in welcome for ‘everyone’ in our churches or do they believe everyone is welcome, but they are afraid to ‘believe out loud’ for fear of alienating some constituents?” Chase said.

A Diversity Statement on the website for Sojourners says that the group commits to “intentionally seek partners, participants and contributors to our programs, events and publications that mirror the diversity of our churches and society, with special efforts to welcome those who are underrepresented.”

Sojourners is headed by Jim Wallis, who has been described as a “spiritual advisor” to President Barack Obama.

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  • s c

    Is Sojourners in the sympathy business? They suffer from the same malaise as Planned NonParenthood. Diversity my aching asterisk. Social justice – blah. Welcome to the real word, airheads.
    Sojourners is but one of many groups that rely on Nazified, pc methods to accomplish their empty suit goals.
    Sojourners would do better to claim affiliation with the First Church of the Galloping Hypocrite. Then, at least they could claim to be on speaking terms with integrity/character. America will survive without the presence of CINOs (Christians in Name Only), Big Tent posers and any and all related apostate ‘beliefs.’
    Discern, people. Fakirs of all sorts are trying to mix ‘patriotism’ with ‘religion.’ Fascism is the polite term. Learn it. Use it against them. Live, learn, and keep your distance from pretenders.

    • Dan az

      Sounds to me like they are hurting for money.I guess anything goes as long as its for the cause.

    • Sutekh

      I became familiar with Sojourners magazine about 20 years ago. At that time, I belonged to the RLDS Church (now Community of Christ.) Around 1986 or so, the prophet/president of the church, Dr. Wallace B. Smith, wrote all the top leaders of the church and recommended that they read Sojourners magazine. (That was after he had invited the founder of the Nicaraguan secret police under the Sandinistas to speak on “peace” at the church’s only temple.) Less than ten years later, the church was secretly performing gay “covenant ceremonies” mocking Christian marriage — although the membership of the church had to discover this through the grapevine, since the leaders lied and obfuscated their activities. For all who experienced this subversion of their church, Sojourners is indissociable from marxism and rampant homophilia.

      Sojourner’s attempt to dissociate itself from the GLBT sandwich is as disingenuous as the driver of the getaway car claiming that he is not responsible for the death of the bank teller because he didn’t enter the bank during the robbery.

      Sutekh

  • Jimmy

    What’s that chinese saying “lie down with a dog and you get up
    with fleas”. The church has prostituted itself. Now they have
    no authority or respect. Since when was being a Christian about
    being popular or trying to please everyone?

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