But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying,
We will not have this man to reign over us.Luke 19:14
The WORLD...CONTINUING TO SHAKE IT'S FIST AT GOD
"An executive agency of the United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issued a report recommending that seminaries include "queer theology" in their courses and that even Sunday schools teach "LGBTI beliefs."
The stunning document, released by Wilton Park, an agency of the Foreign Office, also
|Wilton Park Conference meeting|
"The recommendations, if implemented, would massively reverse freedom of religion across the globe," the group said.
"Once it is accepted that any ideology can be imposed on those who hold conscientious disagreement with it, a very significant backward step has been taken both in relation to i) Freedom of Religion or Belief and ii) human rights generally."
The Christian organization issued its own report stating "the fact that Wilton Park is an executive agency of the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office" is frightening.
"As such, unless disowned by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the publication of these recommendations by Wilton Park are in effect state sponsored advocacy of imposing serious restrictions on freedom of religion around the world."
The government report, which appears to be directed mainly to nations in Africa and South America, blames the "heteropatriarchy of Christianity brought by Western missionaries" for current problems.
The solution it recommends isn't complicated: "Improve" how people think about the Bible.
Understanding of key religious texts which appear to perpetuate discrimination should be improved by using well reputed scholarly texts to challenge accepted versions eg the story of Sodom and Gomorrah from Genesis Chapter 19. A good example of a thoughtful scholarly based discussion of this story is ‘Breaking Open: Sodom and Gomorrah' a 2016 booklet by Soulforce Inc."
Soulforce is an advocacy organization for homosexuals.
"Queer theology, feminist theology and a theology of inclusion need wider currency, particularly in seminaries," it went on. The report said "religious people eg teachers and pastors should have generic human rights training so that they can understand LGBTI+ issues in the wider context of protection for all people."
It said marriage is "part of heteronormative society; there are other types of relationships: polyamorous relationships, bisexual relationships. Sacralising things excludes people, and can create demons in others. It is important to go beyond Christianity."
The report urges lawyers to "challenge hate speech" and even implies a threat much worse.
"In some cases, direction action is more effective than dialogue in order to challenge hateful religious teachings," the report said.
Barnabas Fund said the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office "should immediately withdraw" the Wilton Park report and "immediately issue a statement stating that this report does not represent U.K. government policy." WND