The Episcopal Church of Michigan announced its first female bishop, who is openly lesbian.
Last Saturday a ceremony was held in the suburb of Dearborn, in Detroit, where Reverend Bonnie A. Perry was ordained to lead an episcopal church headquarters.
This is not the first time Perry has been in a controversial circle. In June of last year, when she was elected to office, she justified her homosexual position by relying on the Bible.
“if you look at scripture, Jesus said absolutely nothing about homosexuality and over and over again, we see Jesus always with people who were perceived by other folks to be on the margin, to be outsiders or less than or not worthy.“
Reverend’s comments violate the teachings that Christianity has taught for thousands of years.
Focus on the Family’s opinion about it
“Revisionist gay theology violates God’s intentional design for gender and sexuality,” Focus on the Family organization explains.
“Revisionist theology places human feelings and desires above biblical truth, leading people to believe lies. Often those having a personal interest in the promotion of gay revisionist theology twist the plain teaching of Scripture to support and justify their behavior,” the organization added.
Focus on the Family explains that the argument that Jesus did not teach about homosexuality is misleading for various reasons.
“The argument that Jesus said nothing about homosexuality in the gospels is misleading and illogical for at least five reasons,” the Christian organization explains.
Besides, it made clear that you can understand what Jesus really said about this topic by reading a passage in the Bible (Matthew 19:4-6).
“One of the reasons is explained by citing a Bible verse in which Jesus made it clear that heterosexuality is God’s standard”, the organization affirmed.
The episcopal church and homosexuality
This church began to embrace homosexuality more than a decade ago.
In 2004, the Reverend Gene Robinson became the first openly homosexual bishop. Robinson reportedly married his (same-sex) partner in 2010, and reported about his divorce four years later.
On the other hand, the Reverend Mary Glasspool became the first lesbian bishop ordained by the Episcopal church in 2010.
It should be noted that on its website, the Episcopal church states that its movement aims to become a “homosexual-friendly” house of worship.
According to accurate information, attendance to these churches has been decreasing. More than 30 episcopal churches closed in 2016 and more than 350 churches of this denomination have an average Sunday attendance of 10 people.