Saltless Salt

Last month the German Protestant Church Congress took place. It finished with a sermon to an audience of 25,000 people in which the pastor stated that "God is queer." When people who do not believe in God push the LGBTQ agenda, it comes as no surprise. But from someone who believes in the Creator God, this statement seems quite odd.

God is almighty, if He had intended to create more than two genders He could have easily done so. The same is true if He had wanted to give mankind the opportunity to change his gender. Since He didn't do this, one must consider that God, as a creative being, had a plan when He created humans as man and woman - a good and perfect plan. Stating "God is queer" is imputing that God had no certain plan when He created mankind. It's kind of like saying that His creation slipped out of His hands. It's even implying that in some cases He made a mistake and mankind has to correct this mistake now.

The concept that "God is queer" mocks God and what He has done. It makes a fool of Him. And this was done by a pastor who is expected to be a servant of God and not working against Him. A church which promotes such things has lost its meaning, its raison d'etre. Jesus declared that his followers are the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13). But he also said that if salt loses its saltiness "it is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot." The record numbers of people who have left the protestant state church in Germany in the last two years testify that the church is salt that has lost its saltiness.