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Christian Institute ‘shocked’ over award given to gay singer

Christian Institute ‘shocked’ over award given to gay singer

Earlier this month Vicky Beeching, pictured above with the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, was handed the Thomas Cranmer Award for Worship – much to the annoyance of Colin Hart, Director of the Christian Institute.

Hart, according to this report, said this week he was “shocked” that the singer had been given the award for her “outstanding service to the church” because she was an outspoken promoter of homosexual marriage.

Hart whined:

Vicky Beeching rejects Christian teaching on sexual ethics by advocating for same-sex marriage. I’m shocked that the archbishop should choose to honour someone so out of step with the biblical understanding of marriage and sexual morality.

After receiving the award, Beeching told PinkNews that the ceremony was a “very positive step”, adding that she wants the church to affirm LGBT people.

I hope that including someone like me in this year’s Lambeth Palace Awards is a positive sign that inclusivity is on the horizon.

In 2014, Beeching announced that she was a lesbian and had come to celebrate it, after years of resisting her same-sex attraction.

The news shocked many Christians who idolised her as a Christian worship singer and songwriter.

Beeching’s best well-known songs include “The Wonder of the Cross” and “Yesterday, Today and Forever”.

Since her announcement, Beeching has pursued a PhD in theology and claims that the Bible can be interpreted in a way which affirms homosexuality.

After Beeching announced she was a lesbian in 2014, Messianic Jewish author, radio host, and biblical scholar, Dr Michael Brown, above, commented:

If 10,000 pastors declared they were gay tomorrow, it would not change the truth of the Bible one iota. If 10,000 worship leaders declared that God had made them gay, it would not change a single scriptural truth.

As I have emphasized repeatedly, despite the increasing number of professing ‘gay Christians’ – by which I mean those who claim that you can follow Jesus and practice homosexuality at the same time – there are no new textual, archeological, sociological, anthropological, or philological discoveries [that] have been made in the last fifty years that would cause us to read any of these biblical texts differently.

Robert A J Gagnon, associate professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, added that Beeching’s:

Same-sex attractions have features that are common to the human condition generally and can be dealt with accordingly. The point is to examine and expose the inauthenticity of desires that contradict the intentional handiwork of our Creator. Not even Ms. Beeching is exempt from that, however many kudos she receives from a Western culture that has become skillful in suppressing the truth about the way God made us (Romans 1:18-27).

The Christian Institute has also expressed fury over yesterday’s announcement by Theresa May’s Equalities Office that it would pay for abortions for women from Northern Ireland.

The Christian Institute’s Head of Communications, Ciarán Kelly, said:

The Equalities Office clearly doesn’t believe in equal treatment for unborn children.  The UK Government is seeking to blatantly undermine Northern Ireland’s legal protection for the unborn. London-based politicians have no right to defy Northern Ireland’s elected representatives, who continue to reject the liberal abortion agenda.

Indeed, our political leaders in Westminster should follow Northern Ireland’s lead and protect the most vulnerable people in society.

28 responses to “Christian Institute ‘shocked’ over award given to gay singer”

  1. Terry says:

    Who gives a dammed toss about what the pious think. Fuck them all. Including the child rapisting priests, those that circumcise babies with or without consent of the individual or his, parents, the covens FGM cutters and every other nasty wicked despicable specious holy person who has a problem with other peoples sexuality.

  2. Les Beghann says:

    Gasp … shock horror. She’s rather good looking though … whhhoooorr. Pity for the men that she is not interested. Sniffing the wrong tree there Justin.

  3. Trevor Blake says:

    “the Bible can be interpreted in a way which affirms homosexuality.”

    Those passages are in the same place as the passages condemning slavery and forbidding plural marriage.

  4. L.Long says:

    Actually Leviticus COMMANDS!! homosexual behavior! Its just that xtian are such royal ahole bigots that they can’t stand it!!!

  5. David Anderson says:

    Message to dumdfuck Ciarán Kelly; fetuses are neither people nor are they in society.

    Also if you are so concerned about London-based politicians tell your scumbage DUP to get the fuck out of Westminster.

  6. Seff says:

    Angela Merkel votes against same sex marriage law in Germany ‘because marriage is between a man and woman’ By all means you can make a marriage of a male sheep and two women or a female dog and two men but it still only pleases a Devil.

  7. tonye says:

    @Trevor Blake,

    “the Bible can be interpreted in a way which affirms homosexuality.”

    So, is this the one where the star of the show hangs around with 12 (apostles) men. Who does not really have any sort of relationship with any women in his lifetime?

    Is it time for JC to come out…..?

  8. Paul says:

    Seff is bob Hutton.
    What a moronic comment you make – how can an animal and a human marry.

  9. Seff says:

    @ Paul How can two men or two women marry? It makes me puke, by all means. As for your holy indignation if you do believe that a man is only a more developed animal then what`s the problem? Who knows in the Netherlands in 10 years time they may pass such horrendous legislation only to meet LGBTO demands. G. Soros shall be over the moon unless he kicks the bucket earlier.

  10. Gill says:

    Has Sef been on the Sherry trifle?

  11. Paul says:

    Seff
    How can two Men or two women marry It’s called love.
    You Stone Age troll.
    And The Netherlands is an advanced civilised country. I wish Britain were more enlightened

  12. Barry Duke says:

    @ Seff: “How can two men or two women marry?”. Simple. You go to a registry office in a country where gay marriage is allowed, and – voila! – you’re married. I, and my male partner are doing just that on September 5 in Gibraltar at 12.30 pm (all welcome).

    @ Paul: Seff is NOT Bob, but he is an annoying little troll called P Suski and he has a Polish email address. I’ve barred him as well.

  13. Angela_K says:

    Bob/John/Seff, The Richard Head.
    Marriage was around before the grubby hands of religion grabbed it and controlled it to suit the nefarious purposes of the church. If you don’t like same-sex marriage then don’t marry somebody of the sex – not difficult is it.

  14. Paul says:

    Barry thanks for clearing that up.
    Seff and bob were all part of the same trinity some months ago. Seff introducing us to his mum and being the son of bob. I got a bit carried away.
    Rhetorically: I thought that Seff was away with the fairy army fighting fifth columnist lettuce eating communists, so was surprised to see him resurrected – and it’s June not April.

  15. barriejohn says:

    Seff seems to be a Roamin’ Catholic, so I expect Bob despises him even more than he does us, although they’ll obviously be bestest friends when attacking human rights of all kinds for religious reasons. Isn’t life grandy dandy?

  16. Dionigi says:

    @Paul. On behalf of lettuce eating communists I would like to protest.

  17. phhht says:

    I am still appalled by the presumption and gall of those theothugs who think they have any say at all to others about who they have sex with or marry. They’re all ayatollah wannabes. They want to tell you how to dress, how to wear your hair, what you can eat, and so on. Fuck them all, every one.

  18. Lucy says:

    Taking the question seriously, why can’t a person and an animal marry. Mainly because the animal cannot give consent. Marriage has rights and responsibilities and as far as I know, animals have not been shown to be capable of understanding this stuff not of communicating their understanding.

  19. barriejohn says:

    Lucy: I can certainly see reasons why inter-species sex would be taboo, but I think you are right about marriage. No one has yet demonstrated that any other animal than humans is capable of entering into a contract, despite cats making it quite clear that they will deign to stay with their “owners” just as long as they provide them with the level of comfort and support that they demand!

  20. Lucy says:

    barrieJohn…As with some human marriages.’.love honour and obey for as long as I can be arsed. ‘That was in some sketch show I watched. Cats are the worst for self interest.

  21. Paul says:

    @Lucy and Barriejohn
    Actually if you are a Muslim and have sex with a goat marriage is possible.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4748292.stm

  22. barriejohn says:

    I bet if a cat divorced you, YOU would be the one who was kicked out of the marital home!

  23. Lucy says:

    @ Paul

    Ah Islam! Not usually troubled by consent issues

  24. Cali Ron says:

    ‘Not even Ms. Beeching is exempt from that, however many kudos she receives from a Western culture that has become skillful in suppressing the truth about the way God made us (Romans 1:18-27).’ Uh, did he not realize when quoting this that god made gays gay so in suppressing the fact that they are gay would be suppressing the ‘truth’ about the way god made us. Pathetic, the scriptures they quote contradict the very point they are making.

    Deluded Fools!

  25. Cali Ron says:

    Barry; Congrats on your upcoming nuptials! Live long, eat well, don’t spare the spirits and prosper!

    Cheers!

  26. Barry Duke says:

    Thanks Ron appreciated. Seff sent me his condolences and waffled off at great length about the fires of hell that await us. Yawn …

  27. Cali Ron says:

    Hell’s kitchen, I ate there once. When the fires burn down the coals make for some good BBQ. I’m thinking baby back ribs with my homemade rub, slow cooked to perfection with a nice tangy BBQ sauce glaze.