Thursday, September 26, 2013

Former Pastor Ken Smeltzer Fired for Marrying Gay Couple


We don't know why this former pastor is complaining that he was fired by his church, it's very wrong to marry gays even if it's legal.   The Bible strictly denounces homosexuality and there is no way to exempt that fact.   Furthermore, the Bible also strictly forewarns that we should never add nor subtract from God's Word. 

According to NBCPhiladelphia.com, the county clerk issued 174 same-sex licenses since July before he was court ordered to stop earlier this month by a Commonwealth Court judge who said Hanes didn't have the power to decide whether Pennsylvania's Defense of Marriage Act is constitutional. The law defines marriage as between one man and one woman. Hanes plans a state Supreme Court appeal. 

 There is a worse punishment coming for Rev. Ken Kline Smeltzer, much worse than getting fired by his former congregation. God is not pleased with his gay affirming behavior or any other pastor who is guilty of it.
 
Biblical Scriptures against Homosexuality 
  •  1 Corinthians 6:9-10 - "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God." 
  • Leviticus 18:22 - "Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable." 
  • Leviticus 20:13 - "If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads." 
  • Romans 1:26-27 - "Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion."

Pastor: Congregation Fired Me for Performing Gay Marriage

A congregation has fired its pastor for conducting the wedding of two men at a central Pennsylvania mayor's home, the pastor said.

The Rev. Ken Kline Smeltzer, 62, of Boalsburg, told the Centre Daily Times he married two Pike County men on Aug. 19 at...Read full article, here.



Source and Photo: NBCPhiladelphia.com

 

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