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Biden Inaugural Prayer Service Included Several Gay Religious Leaders

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Biden Inaugural Prayer Service Included Several Gay Religious Leaders

By Julio Severo

The largest LGBT group in the United States held a Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service for Joe Biden on January 21, 2021, the “most LGBTQ inclusive” inaugural prayer service in the U.S. history for its inclusion of several gay religious leaders.

The service was mostly hosted in a virtual way by the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris watched the service remotely from the White House. Biden is the second Catholic president in the U.S. history. In spite of celebrating abortion, he has normally received communion in the Catholic Church.

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) applauded the service for placing two transgender faith leaders on the program: Paula Stone Williams, pastor of the Left Hand Church in Longmont, Colo.; and Barbara Satin, faith work director for the National LGBTQ Task Force in Minneapolis. HRC called it a “historic move.”

Williams read Isaiah:

“Is not this the fast that I choose:  to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? ​​​​​​​​Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh? ​​​​​​​​Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. ​​​​​​​​Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, ‘Here I am.’ If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, ​​​​​​​​if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. ​​​​​​​​And the LORD will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in.” (Isaiah 58:6-12 ESV)

Satin said a brief prayer for the men and women of the U.S. armed forces, which are the cornerstone of the neocon interests in endless wars around the world. It is not a surprise that even gay activists worship in the altar of neoconservatism and its wars.

HRC called it the “most LGBTQ inclusive inaugural prayer service in history.” The organization also applauded the program for including three other “trailblazing LGBTQ faith leaders”: Fred Davie, executive vice president of Union Theological Seminary in New York; Yvette Flunder, presiding bishop of the Fellowship of Affirming Ministries in Oakland, Calif., and; Sharon Kleinbaum, senior rabbi of the Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York.

Usually, the press and gay groups criticize Christian prayers in conservative political contexts, saying that Christian prayers violate an alleged separation between State and Christianity, even though the U.S. Republic was founded by a population 98 percent Protestant in the late 1700s. They even sue conservative politicians who pray in political events. But when the subject is to promote the gay agenda, everything is allowed and nothing is criticized, including political and ideological prayers in blasphemous gay contexts.

I believe in prayer in gay contexts, just as I believe in prayer in other contexts of sin. People who are oppressed need to be delivered from their sins and demons, and prayer is a first step.

Yet, the gay prayer service in the Protestant National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. was not to help slaves of the homosexual sin. It was to misinform the public that God accepts gay “Christians” with no need of deliverance from their sins and demons.

Alphonso David, president of the Human Rights Campaign, said in a statement that Biden’s “commitment to inclusion and mirroring the true image of America in the new administration shines through powerfully in this historic, LGBTQ inclusive, prayer service.”

“This service reflects a critical change in tone away from the cynical use of religion and faith as weapons of division against the LGBTQ community, and instead towards tools of service in the work of justice and inclusion,” David said. “Elevating the voices of LGBTQ faith leaders sends a strong message to the LGBTQ community – that we are integral parts of faith communities, and that our continued advocacy for equity is crucial for the work of healing the soul of America.”

Sadly, the bad example of “inclusion” in prayer did not come from Biden. In 2020 President Donald Trump inaugurated a totally new multifaith National Day of Prayer, where Sikh, Muslim, Buddhist, Zoroastrian, Hindu, Jain, Unitarian Universalist, Christian and Jewish leaders made their prayers to their gods and demons.

The National Day of Prayer was created by evangelicals, but Trump changed it to include all religion, transforming a Christian prayer event in a pagan prayer event. U.S. evangelical leaders were silent about such paganism.

This is religious confusion. It is religious Babylon. In 1985 Rev. David Wilkerson said that America is modern Babylon. It is very hard now to doubt it.

Biden is not also a pioneer in the homosexual agenda. In 2020 the official website of the Republican Party said that “Trump Is the Most Pro-Sodomy Republican President in the U.S. History.”

Republican Richard Grenell confirmed that Trump was the most pro-sodomy president in the U.S.

Right now, I am criticizing Biden’s pro-sodomy stances. Tony Perkins of Family Research Council is also criticizing. But I wonder why Perkinsand other evangelical leaders remained silent while Trump was supporting the same gay agendaBiden is supporting now.

Is sodomy a sin only when promoted by Biden, not by Trump?

The fact is that in a lesser or greater degree the left and the right are promoting sodomy and paganism in the name of faith without the God of the Bible.

What Jesus said is perfectly correct for us: “My kingdom is not of this world.” (John 18:36 ESV)

With information from ChristianHeadlines.

Portuguese version of this article: Culto de oração da posse de Biden incluiu vários líderes religiosos gays

Source: Last Days Watchman

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