QUEERTY REPORTS — We received a nice email from Kristin Cole, the press rep for the Sadleback Church letting us know that they are keeping their anti-gay rhetoric on the church website after all.
Cole writes us:
“I wanted to make sure you were aware that the Q & A addressing homosexuality on the Saddleback Church Web site has not been permanently removed, but rather repurposed for clarity. I know your readers have noticed the change.
Attached is the audio response from Saddleback Associate Pastor Tom Holladay regarding the question, â€œWhat Does the Bible Say About homosexuality â€“ is it a sin?â€ that will be posted later this morning on the site.
Wanted to make sure you were aware of this. Thanks!”
Oh, no– thank you. We’re more than happy to let people know that Saddleback still considers homosexuality a sin and that it won’t allow gays and lesbians to join their church. You can listen to Pastor Tom below:
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In related news, TMZ reports that Rev. Rick Warren stopped by “Out of the Closet”, an HIV/AIDS related thrift store in West Hollywood yesterday, where he posed for a photo-op with Erol Sarabi, whose homosexuality makes him a sinner unwelcome to be a member of Warren’s church in addition to being a convenient human prop.