A woman who New York City Mayor Eric Adams hired just last month has now been fired by the mayor for saying in a book that homosexuality is a sin:
Rev. Kathlyn Barrett-Layne, one of Mayor Adams’s appointees to the Panel for Educational Policy, was forced to resign hours after it was disclosed she had written a book that called homosexuality a sin. https://t.co/CPRyNAh0lU
— NYT Metro (@NYTMetro) March 23, 2022
Last month, when Mayor Eric Adams’s decision to hire three people with histories of homophobic views and statements was met with outrage from members of the L.G.B.T.Q. community, he agreed to meet to hear their grievances.
Some attendees described the meeting as productive, but Mr. Adams dug in on his appointments and refused to fire the three appointees, political allies whom he said deserved a second chance.
On Tuesday, the mayor found himself under renewed scrutiny, after it was disclosed that the Rev. Kathlyn Barrett-Layne, one of Mr. Adams’s appointees to the Panel for Educational Policy, a board that advises the chancellor, had written a book that called homosexuality a sin.
In the book, Ms. Barrett-Layne, a pastor from Staten Island, equated homosexuality to pedophilia, stealing and lying.
Hours after The Daily News reported on the book, City Hall officials forced Ms. Barrett-Layne to resign. Amaris Cockfield, a spokeswoman for Mr. Adams, said that the administration was unaware of Ms. Barrett-Layne’s remarks before she was appointed to the board.
Notice the author says Barrett-Layne “equated homosexuality to pedophilia, stealing and lying”.
Now read the passage below:
Ms. Barrett-Layne, a retired educator with 30 years of experience in city schools as a teacher, assistant principal and field supervisor, said she was “disappointed” by the mayor’s decision to dismiss her and compared her plight to the troubles faced by school children.
“I feel bullied. I believe that the city is being bullied,” Ms. Barrett-Layne said in an interview. “I feel as though my character, my name, my church have been defamed with lies and that everything was taken out of context.”
In her book, “Challenging Your Disappointments as Appointments With Destiny,” Ms. Barrett-Layne, the senior pastor at Reach Out and Touch Ministries International on Staten Island, wrote about the challenges facing young people in prison: “They live in the grip of fornicating homosexual lifestyles with the risk of being infected with the AIDS virus and other sexually transmitted diseases.”
In another section, she wrote that Christian leaders struggle with the “same temptations of drugs, alcohol, homosexuality, fornication, adultery, pornography, pedophilia, stealing, lying, envy, covetousness, and every other sin that the congregation struggle with.”
Actually she equated homosexuality to sin and listed other sins of which she says Christian leaders struggle. I see absolutely nothing wrong nor controversial about this. She’s not saying that homosexuality is pedophilia, which is what the author wants you to think. When you read exactly what she said, you realize that’s not what she was doing at all. Of course she’s being taken out of context by the LGBT haters and the NY Times is playing right along.
You know, her list sounds very similar to another list you know and love from St. Paul:
Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
Like I said, nothing wrong with her list at all. I hope she sues their pants off for firing her over her Christian beliefs.