This is the only way to reach out to LGBT people All Bible-believing Christians should take note of Pastor Hammock and the way he addresses the issue of homosexuality. Listen to more than one of his broadcasts on the issue, and you'll get an even better idea.
Pastor Hammock, like many Bible-believing Christians, thinks homosexuality is wrong. However, he shows a genuine respect for LGBT people that most Christians do not show, or try to show and fail. This podcast is an excellent example of how he understands that they are real humans who face real tragedies and have real communities and real feelings. If a Bible-believing Christian fails in SHOWING this understanding (merely having this understanding is not enough), then they will fail to reach out to LGBT people, point-blank.
Of all the pastors on this site, I think Pastor Hammock would be the first pastor a lesbian, gay, or bisexual person would go to if they were struggling with their sexuality. This is not at all meaning to say other pastors aren't doing good enough, but rather to hold up Pastor Hammock as an example for them.
Thank you, Pastor Hammock, for doing this podcast.
Great Sermon! Thank you so much for posting this, Pastor Hammock. Thank you. This is a very illuminating news & focus program, and I think a challenging listen for many Christians who haven't seriously explored this debate before.
Thank you for wisely and unflinchingly observing this issue in a way many people are afraid to do. Keep being a leader and not a follower. :)
Great Sermon! Thank you, Pastor Hammack, for standing up for God's Word and being willing to call out Christians when they go astray and descend into hate speech. You will not be popular for it, but you are demonstrating true integrity, and it's amazing to witness.
The younger generation and same-sex marriage Here in North Carolina where we had our amendment defining heterosexual marriage as the only legal union in our state, the early voting site on my campus reported 95.08% rate of people voting AGAINST the amendment. Duke University's early voting site reported 94.73% voting against. Imagine when this generation is making up half the voting bloc instead of a mere 5%.
Great Sermon! Especially telling is the part where this sermon describes how a colonial soldier was tied up in a sack and drowned in a river for the charge of sodomy, which the pastor follows up by hungrily commenting, "Boy, those must have been glorious days to live in!"
A Quick Correction I just want to make sure everyone has their facts straight. This radio broadcast says Obama has quit enforcing DOMA. This is not true. Obama is still enforcing DOMA. He is simply not defending it in court. When he was sworn into office, he promised to uphold the constitution above all else, so if his department finds a law to be unconstitutional, they must uphold it, but they are not bound to defend it in court. All presidents have done this with one law or another. It is nothing groundbreaking or scary. Let us judge this situation wisely with God's love, and not with fear.
What were seeing is the gradual assimilation of conservatism into liberalism.That's a good thing conservatism has been a very deceptive substitute for forthright biblical Christianity for far too long.No more grey area, things are getting black and white.
Galtions 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
Also... Romans 4:25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification
so, Kevin, tell me how I "missed the boat" by stating that our justification is by Christ.