LTRP Note: As Lighthouse Trails has reported on in the past, there is a correlation between those who practice and/or promote New Age mysticism and a leniency toward the homosexual lifestyle. Campolo, who has openly endorsed mysticism, is another case in point.
“Tony Campolo tells messengers he opposed Calif. Prop. 8”
by Robert Dilday”
ROANOKE, Va. (BP)–The Baptist General Association of Virginia, acknowledging an uncertain economic environment, approved a reduced budget for 2009 during a quiet annual meeting that drew about 1,200 people to the Roanoke Civic Center…. Speakers included Tony Campolo, professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University in Pennsylvania …
Campolo’s remarks were notable for his criticism of the recently passed Proposition 8 in California which would amend the state constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
Interpreting the meeting’s theme “Who Is My Neighbor?” Campolo said, “The Samaritans were those who were considered spiritually unclean, abominations in the eyes of God.” Some of today’s “Samaritans,” he said, are the poor, Muslims, illegal immigrants and gays. Click here to read this entire article.
More information on the beliefs and practices of Tony Campolo and the homosexual issue:
From Faith Undone (chapter 7) by Roger Oakland:
Tony Campolo, professor emeritus of sociology of Eastern University in St. David’s, Pennsylvania, is founder of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education. His own testimony is an example of someone who has not only embraced mysticism, it is the avenue through which he considers himself born again. Campolo states:
In my case intimacy with Christ had developed gradually over the years, primarily through what Catholics call “centering prayer.” Each morning, as soon as I wake up, I take time-sometimes as much as a half hour-to center myself on Jesus. I say his name over and over again to drive back the 101 things that begin to clutter my mind the minute I open my eyes. Jesus is my mantra, as some would say. (from Letters to a Young Evangelical, p. 26)