Truth is the beginning of wisdom…


Posted by straight shooter on February 20, 2008 under Religion, Social Concerns

Wheaton College is once again featuring a pro-homosexual activist as a featured speaker at its Center for Applied Christian Ethics.

Wheaton first came under fire for inviting self-proclaimed “gay Christian” (oxymoronical by grammatical definition and sinner by biblical definition) activist Harry Knox to participate in a panel discussion during which he repeated the claim that his sexual preference is a “gift from God.” While there are gifts from God – this is not one of them. God does not give a gift of something He condemns in His own book, the Bible.

On this evening Wheaton will feature Jim Wallis, editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine and author of the new book The Great Awakening, in which Wallis claims the effort to legitimize homosexual relationships in the law is “a justice issue.” No matter what type of issue you may want to categorize something in … if it is sin it is still sin! … categorization is irrelevant and doesn’t change that fact!

Peter LaBarbera, with Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, says the college is failing both its Bible-centered charter and its obligations to academic integrity. “We find it hard to believe that somebody who believes in the Bible – and the Bible teaches that homosexuality is an abomination,” states LaBarbera, “… could call support for so-called ‘civil rights’ based on egregiously sinful behavior – how you can call that ‘a justice issue’?”

LaBarbera is calling for the college to invite a speaker with an opposing view to speak along with Wallis. But LaBarbera understands why the college would view Wallis as being a good draw for the event. “He seems to be one of the secular media’s favorite evangelicals because he’s basically saying that the Religious Right is wrong with all their focus on abortion and being against homosexuality,” he points out.

While LaBarbera agrees with Wallis that Christians should do a better job of caring for the poor and opposing no-fault divorce, he says those failings in no way justify support for clearly immoral choices like homosexuality or abortion. Wallis also is in favor of civil unions, another reason why LaBarbera feels Wallis is not a good role model or speaker for this event.

Wallis is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

When will these “Christian” colleges stop doing this nonsense and listen? …when the contributors stop giving so they have to terminate these liberal presidents and hire real Christians. Homosexuality proponents do not belong on a Christian campus.

Christians who ignore the clear teachings of the Scriptures are no Christians at all.

Tragic, another Christian college being taken over by liberal thought. That can be expected though when people choose to override what God’s Word says in light of trying to legitimize sin instead of calling it what it is … SIN!