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Talk to the hand, Rod

“I’m against homosexual marriage and I’m against the homosexual lifestyle because the average life expectancy of a homosexual and lesbian in the United States is 42 and 45, versus 75 and 79. These people are fighting for a lifestyle that is robbing them of half of their life expectancy.”
— Rod Parsley, founder of the Center for Moral Clarity and pastor of World Harvest Church in Ohio

Another AmTaliban flapping his gums today, this time it’s Rod Parsley, again quoting bogus nonsense like those life expectancy rates from discredited “ex-gay” “man of science” Paul Cameron. These people just can’t or won’t STFU. They just keep putting the lies out there.

An Ohio pastor says Christians who are silent on the issue of homosexuality are not practicing Christ’s love. In his new book, Silent No More, Rod Parsley tackles many issues facing concerned Christians, including the homosexual agenda.

Parsley, senior pastor of World Harvest Church in Columbus, Ohio, insists that Christians have a responsibility to address and confront homosexual activism. He says being tolerant toward homosexuals does not mean remaining silent while radical homosexual activists attempt to force their lifestyle on the rest of America.

“These people teach our children in public school, they are in places of business, they live in our communities,” Parsley acknowledges, “but there’s a difference in tolerance and forcing others to give credence to a lifestyle that we believe is abhorrent.” According to the Christian author and evangelist, those who follow Christ have a responsibility where homosexuals are concerned. “The fact of the matter is, we must move people first to compassion, then to wisdom, and then to duty,” he says.

…According to God’s Word, the homosexual lifestyle is not only sinful, Parsley asserts, but also deadly. He points to the first chapter of Romans, for instance, in which scripture refers to women abandoning natural relations for unnatural ones and men committing “indecent acts with other men,” resulting in their “receiving in themselves the due penalty for their perversion” (Rom. 1:27, NIV).

…According to the Ohio pastor, Christians who remain silent on the issue of homosexuality are not practicing the love of Christ.

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