Monday, January 12, 2009

For Gene Robinson, "Gay" means more than "Christian".

How else to interpret his comments about being chosen to lead prayer at the We are One event:

"It is also an indication of the new president's commitment to being the President of all the people. "...[I]t will be my great honor to be there representing... all of us in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community" Robinson said.

I'm betting Rick Warren, who has been castigated for being chosen to give an invoation, would never say he was representing "the heterosexual community". Real Christian pastors know that they represent Jesus Christ to the world. That Gene thinks his job is to represent a sinful lifestyle is more indication of how incompatable his prediliction is with his so-called calling.

Lest we misunderstood his statement, Gene makes it clear that he has no intention of representing the Lord Jesus Christ:

"I will be careful not to be especially Christian in my prayer.'"

Since he makes it a point not to be especially Christian in his life, it's not surprising his prayers won't be Christian. And of course, it's also clear his prayers will be meaningless.

Some people seem to think that the mere act of "prayer" provides some efficacy. They are sadly mistaken. Prayer is only useful to the degree it provides supplication to the One who created us, through the one who died to save us. There is no such thing as a non-christian "prayer", at least not in a useful sense.

Better to not have public prayer at all, then to make a mockery of the act by inviting a man who has so little faith in his own "God" that he neither trusts God to save him from his sin, to help him turn from his sin, or to suffer the slings and barbs by openly professing his faith through his prayer.


Anonymous said...

It sounds like this guy isn't even a Christian; living only for his members and not for the Lord and also making a point that he will not be "Christian" in his public prayer.

Anonymous said...

Gene Robinson can be a lot of things, but a Christian he is not. Someone read the bible to him.

Anonymous said...

We can't be the ones who decide whether Gene Robinson is a Christian any more than we can judge each other in that department. That will all be attended to in another Jurisdiction. If his point is that in providing an invocation at a secular event, he has to put his religion somewhat in the background and try to find a way to connect even the millions a millions of non-Christian Americans with an awareness of God, he's probably right. I haven't followed this closely, but I have not heard whether there will be Imams, Rabbis, and other spirtual leaders who reflect the heterogeneous religious orientation of the American people. If not, the Christian clergy who are participating can do us a great service by showing that we are aware of and respect other faiths in our country.

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