Students at George Washington University are trying to have a Catholic priest removed from his position at the school over his religious view that homosexuality is wrong. This is just another in a long list of examples of people of faith being publicly persecuted for their religious views. The ironic part is that no one seems to have a problem with Muslims holding the very same view of homosexuality as a sin, but somehow it is horrendous for Christians to hold this view. Selective moral outrage? I think so. A recent article reports on this incident:
“But I will state the obvious, that the motive of the persecution is truly not about gay rights, nor is it about the right of people who have same-sex attraction to be treated as human beings possessing human dignity. It is about destroying the Church. The agitators are unable to silence their own conscience, so they seek to silence the“meddlesome priest” who brings them the truth of Christ. And when I say that, I’m thinking of this quote from the student leading the assault on Father Greg, who, after Father Greg told him that his homosexual behavior would prevent him from having a priestly vocation, became a priest in a schismatic sect: ‘[Father Shaffer] is making me choose between the church and my sexuality, but my sexuality isn’t making me choose between it and the church.’ That tells you to whom, or rather what, the student bows.” Click here for original article.
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.