Friday, June 7, 2013

Seeing the Devil as Beautiful and Holy

According to Fr. Robert Barron in the video below, "The commitment to inclusivity has become so great that Christians will listen even to the devil preach."

That observation serves as a jumping off point for Fr. Barron's look at the delusional exegesis in Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori's recent gospel-inverting sermon on Acts 16:16-34.  Fr. Barron discusses the prevalent confusion between the gospel value of love and the cultural values of toleration and inclusion.  He continues by noting that the Presiding Bishop's sermon illustrates the "dangerous conflation between toleration and inclusion with love" because it shows how "you might begin to see the devil himself as something beautiful and holy."  

Watch it all:

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