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MINNEAPOLIS: Presbyterian gay measures criticized by visiting (Orthodox) priest

HT: Virtue Online

July 09, 2010

An Orthodox Church theologian who was invited to greet the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has criticized its approval of non-celibate gay and lesbian clergy.

The Reverend Siarhei Hardun of Belarus said that vote and efforts to approve gay marriage looked to him like an attempt to “invent a new religion — a sort of modern paganism.”

Hardun added, “When people say that they are led and guided by the Holy Spirit to do it, I wonder if it is the same Holy Spirit that inspired the Bible.”

The Orthodox priest’s remarks drew applause from conservative Presbyterians who made similar arguments at the gathering in Minneapolis.



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    SubDn. Lucas says:

    Excellent; this is proper ecumenism. Thank God for Orthodox Christians who speak the truth in love.

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    George Michalopulos says:

    Amen. I’m wondering why this is not getting more press from Orthodox sources.

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    Harry Coin says:


    Are you actually wondering, or are you ‘wondering’ along the lines of why there is a ‘no smoking’ sign in fireworks stores?

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    Greg says:

    He should team up with Coptic Orthodox Bishop Anba Suriel.

    Thanks for giving some press to these stories, and the Lord bless these two men!

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