“…when the angels had gone from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let us go to Bethlehem and see this event which the Lord has made known to us.’ So they hurried away and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger.” (Luke 2:15-16)
The gay PC brigade has invaded, not just America’s pop culture and public school curriculum, it is now in our churches.
Joe Kovacs reports for WorldNetDaily, Aug 4, 2011, that last December, St. Timothy’s United Methodist Church in Cedar Falls, Iowa, displayed a living Nativity scene featuring two women starring as Joseph and Mary, instead of a man and a woman!
The church’s pastor Rev. Linda Butler told WND, “The parents just happened to be two women. They were playing the role of the Holy Family, not necessarily Mary and Joseph. We never referred to the moms as Mary and Joseph. We referred to them as the Holy Family. What we emphasized was that this was two parents, and this is our baby and this our story. They’re two moms, but it doesn’t stand out.”
Butler noted that Jesus had a human mother but Joseph was not the Savior’s actual father, so her church’s living Nativity “does fit so well biblically. If He was born of a virgin, then Joseph is not the father. He’s not part of the conception.”
St. Timothy’s says its 400-member congregation welcomes all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Dan Skogan, a Lutheran from Marion, Iowa, who has a website looking to expose problems in his own church said, “Having a lesbian couple represent Mary and Joseph is a slap in the face to the Holy Family and Christians around the world. It is a very sad day when Christian denominations encourage GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender) individuals, people whom God dearly loves, to live in and embrace a lifestyle that God calls them to leave. Personally, I am not surprised by this because many mainline denominations in the United States are continually undermining the truth and authority of the Bible with their own agenda.”
To read the rest of the WND article, go here.
H/t beloved fellows Ziegfried & Tina.