Skip to comments.Georgian [Orthodox] Church Calls Clergy, Faithful to Refrain From Aggressive Anti-LGBT Statements
Posted on 06/25/2019 5:35:49 PM PDT by marshmallow
The Georgian Patriarchate issued another statement concerning the current LGBT events in Tbilisi today, calling for Christians to show restraint and discernment in how they speak about the hot-button issue.
The short statement reads in full:
Recent events, connected with the so-called LGBT Pride, have tremendously aggravated the situation in the country.
The Patriarchate of Georgia has also recorded its extremely negative attitude towards this.
We understand that the emotional background has intensified, but we consider completely unacceptable and we disassociate ourselves from aggressive statements coming both from clergy and parishioners.
First of all, we call upon the clergy to refrain from unauthorized briefings, uncoordinated public statements, and actions that contradict Christian teaching.
The Church also issued a statement last week calling on the authorities to cancel the first gay pride event in Transcaucasia. The 6-day Tbilisi Pride event began yesterday.
In that statement, the Patriarchate emphasized that the Church disassociates itself from sin, but not from the repentant sinner, who it comforts with love and helps return to God.
(Excerpt) Read more at orthochristian.com ...
They are not repentant.
Um, that’s the whole point.
I don’t think Jesus would have been thrilled if, after saving Mary Magdalene’s life, she picked up another customer in front of him.
Not sure how Jesus would have reacted if she kept screaming “i’m PROUD to be a prostitute!!” over and over before the first stone was thrown.
Somebody needs to tell the top brass that these folks are NOT repentant.
Or they wouldn’t be having parades.
Yeah BS - theyre coming after the church. Hell theyve already infiltrated the church and are attempting to destroy her.
The time to be magnanimous has passed.
The time is NOW TO REPENT AND BELIEVE.
With other sins, such as divorce, society legalized them, but never promoted them as wonderful. This is where LGBT differs. After being legalized, the whole left wing joined in celebrating it as something wonderful and virtuous.
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