Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine recently gave a speech in which he said his Roman Catholic faith is not at odds with his support of gay marriage.
The Virginia Senator spoke at the Human Rights Campaign’s annual Washington, D.C. dinner. According to The Christian Post, in his speech, Kaine referenced Genesis 1 to argue that his support of LGBT rights does not conflict with Scripture and his Christian faith.
Kaine also stated that he believes the Catholic Church’s stance toward gay marriage will eventually change.
"I think it's going to change because my church also teaches me about a creator who surveys the entire world, including mankind, and said it is very good,” he said.
Dr. Michael Brown, a conservative Christian author and radio host, disputed Kaine’s claim that the LGBT agenda is consistent with the Bible and Christian faith in an article published on Stream.org.
Brown said that Genesis 1 does the exact opposite of supporting Kaine’s assertion that God sanctions homosexual relations.
“Sir, although you will find no support for your position anywhere in the Bible, the worst place you can go to argue your case is Genesis,” wrote Brown, noting that in Genesis 1, God creates only two genders.
Brown also notes that Genesis 1 takes place before the fall.
“As for Kaine’s argument that when the Creator ‘surveyed the entire world, including mankind [He] said, “It is very good,”’ — meaning that homosexuality and bisexuality and more are all good — he seems to have forgotten that ‘very good’ was God’s description of His creation before the fall, when sin entered the world.”
Kaine also referenced a popular statement by Pope Francis when the Pope said “Who am I to judge?” when questioned about those who live a homosexual lifestyle.
However, Brown also notes that the Pope’s entire statement was “If someone is same-sex attracted and wants to be part of the Church, who am I to judge?” which Brown argues is very different than condoning a homosexual lifestyle.
Publication date: September 12, 2016
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