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10/22/2013

Tony Perkins: Pro-LGBT National Cathedral Dean is encouraging 'those who do evil'

by Jeremy Hooper

hallRev. Gary Hall (pic.), the Dean of Washington's National Cathedral, recently came out against groups like the Family Research Council and voices like Tony Perkins, noting the obvious threat that their homo hostility poses to LGBT people (and to LGBT youth in particular). With such powerful public notice coming from such a prominent platform, obviously the animus-throated Tony is on the defensive.

Tony's answer is to call Rev. Hall a false prophet—someone who will "encourage those who do evil, and as a result, no one turns from doing evil." Take a look:

The Signs of a False Prophet….

By Tony Perkins
October 22, 2013

The Bible speaks of false prophets, today we have non-profit, but do false prophets still exist? Hello, this is Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. The short answer -- yes. Jeremiah gives a few tell-tale signs of false prophets; they encourage those who do evil, and as a result, no one turns from doing evil. Just recently, the dean of the National Cathedral here in Washington gave a message in which he called "homophobia" a sin. Gary Hall, who is called the Very Reverend, defined in part homophobia as those who prevent LGBT youth from seeing their "sexual orientation as a gift." When asked by The Christian Post if homosexuality was a sin, Hall said, it is "not for me to say," adding that such a view "is a misreading of the scripture." Interesting. The book of Jeremiah also says false prophets speak a vision from their own heart, not words from the mouth of the Lord. Be aware of today's false prophets who will profit you nothing.

AUDIO: The Signs of a False Prophet…. [FRC]

Interestingly, both men are pretty much saying the same thing about the other. Both of these men of faith are claiming that a certain position, as it relates to LGBT people, is wrong. Bad. Immoral. Worthy of Repudiation. False.

Tony has placed his bets on a stance that claims millions of people as broken, lost, abominations who are all here because of some sort of cosmic error. Rev. Hall has placed his bets on the idea that our spectrum of humanity is big enough to accommodate the LGBT people who exist within it. Personally, I don't care to brand either a "prophet," be he fake or true. But I'm fairly confident that a world that begins thinking more critically about who we are, why we're all here, and where we want to go will have an easy choice when it comes to whose vision to ultimately follow. And the fact that this kind of world is coming more into view every day is what scares the ever loving crap out of Tony Perkins.

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