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Worthy Christian News » Sermon to be Delivered by Transgender Priest at Washington National Cathedral (Video)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Worthy News)– The Washington National Cathedral, an Episcopalian church, is hosting its first transgender priest celebrating "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender" Month, which President Obama issued by proclamation.

The Rev. Cameron Partridge, who completed his "transition" in 2001, is set the deliver the sermon on June 22. He currently is the Episcopal chaplain at Boston University, as well as a lecturer and counselor at the Harvard Divinity School.

“We at Washington National Cathedral are striving to send a message of love and affirmation, especially to LGBT youth who suffer daily because of their gender identity or sexual orientation,” stated Gary Hall, the chief ecclesiastical leader and executive officer of the National Cathedral. “We want to proclaim to them as proudly and unequivocally as we can: Your gender identity is good and your sexual orientation is good because that’s the way that God made you,” Hall added.

The first openly gay Episcopalian priest, Rev. Gene Robinson, will also be presiding over the same service, according to Hall.

In 2012, the general convention of the Episcopal church approved the ordination of transgender individuals, along with same-sex marriages.

The Cathedral participated in this year's Capital pride events, and the service on June 22, would include readings by the local LGBT community members. The event will cap off its celebration of 'Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender' pride month which was proclaimed by President Obama.

NATIONAL CATHEDRAL'S RECENT HISTORY

On August 23, 2011, the National Cathedral was damaged when an earthquake struck the East Coast of the United States, causing significant damage. The total cost estimate to completely repair the Cathedral has risen to more than $20 million.

The National Cathedral rang its bells and issued a statement shortly after the Supreme Court ruled that parts of the Defense of Marriage Act were unconstitutional in June of 2013.

"We are ringing our bells at the Cathedral to celebrate the extension of federal marriage equality to all the same-sex couples modeling God's love in lifelong covenants. Our prayers for continued happiness are with them and with all couples who will be joined in matrimony in the years to come, whether at Washington National Cathedral or elsewhere."

Later in October of 2013, Gary Hall preached saying that homophobia and heterosexism was sin.

“We must now have the courage to take the final step and call homophobia and heterosexism what they are, they are sin,” stated Gary Hall from the National Cathedral pulpit.

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  • Tom Best
    10 June 2014 at 5:04 am - Reply

    This reminds me of "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!" — Isaiah 5:20

    And it's no wonder that Jesus said, "Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all— so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed." – Luke 17:28-30

  • Ort
    10 June 2014 at 8:40 am - Reply

    The sin here is this confused and spiritually reprobate person making a mockery of a Holy God who very clearly states that homosexuality is an "abomination" unto Him. This "priest" speaks with a poison tongue and does not represent God or His Word not one iota. Only people who wish to continue in their sin, and convince themselves that God is ok with that, would believe this utter nonsense.

  • Rich Callaway
    10 June 2014 at 9:23 am - Reply

    Really? This is disturbing.

  • Mike
    10 June 2014 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    Wow, this idiot thinks he can pass judgement on God….Calling good evil and evil good….Message to all Episcopalians:
    COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE SO YOU WILL NOT TAKE PART IN HER JUDGEMENT

    • Mike
      10 June 2014 at 1:45 pm - Reply

      it should be he or she

  • Anonymous
    11 July 2014 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Wow someone punch me in the face to wake me up from this nightmare please. All I know is that each of us must search our own soul. I am not about to tell you how to live only God can do that, He has the authority. I can only judge myself. What I can say though is PRAY UP, PACK UP, AND LOOK UP CUZ OUR JESUS IS ON HIS WAY TO GET US!!!!!!!!!

  • Christian
    13 July 2014 at 7:30 am - Reply

    NEWS FLASH: Homosexuality is the result of the spirit of Homosexuality being authorized to operate in that person's life, either by their own choice or by those who had authority over them to raise them, or in past generations. People who are "born gay" are actually born into a family where that spirit has been authorized, and that authorization has never been broken.

    It is the same with everything we call "genetic". A homosexual (an alcoholic, a liar, thief, gossip, pervert, prideful person, etc.) can be delivered of this spirit if their love for their father GOD outweighs their own desires.

    Figure it out people, we all subscribe to lies of the enemy that separate us from God. Break those agreements and the sin pattern is no longer part of our identity.

    Please, fellow believers, be a part of the solution. Find out what deliverance, prayer ministry, and inner healing is, set yourselves free, stop judging others, and go help them.

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