While those of us who decry the the decline in traditional notions of Christian morality might take comfort in the Gran Imam’s declaration, keep in mind that one of the effects of this judgment is that Episcopalians are not entitled to even the minimal protections Christians have under Sharia law and should be treated as infidels.
Nevertheless, the Imam’s statement, taken on face value, is refreshing.
“The Grand Imam of the al-Azhar in Cairo has denounced the bishops of the Episcopal Church of the USA for endorsing gay marriage saying the innovation was contrary to the clear words of Scripture…Sheikh el-Tayeb … also denounced US government policy of pressuring less developed nations to adopt its views on homosexuality in return for foreign aid. He further stated liberal church leaders in the US were complicit in this blackmail by giving moral sanction to an immoral agenda.
“’Unfortunately some Heads of Churches in the United States accept same-sex marriages. I wonder what is left of the Bible in those Churches. And what will they say in front of Jesus, peace be upon him'”