fire + brimstone
Well that didn’t take long. Just weeks after opening up the clergy ranks to gays, the Episcopal Church is seeing three homos nominated for the job. This is certain not to cause any controversy!
Two priests from from California and one from Minnesota join three heteros in nominations to become assistant bishops. Which means from here until December, where two new bishops will be selected,, liberals Episcopalians will be having it out with conservatives who don’t want no gays in their church!
Also, maybe we’ll hear from the global Anglican Communion, and its growing power base in Nigeria, about how the Rev. Canon Mary Douglas Glasspool of Baltimore, the Rev. John L. Kirkley of San Francisco, and the Rev. Bonnie Perry of Chicago (pictured, L-R) will bring eternal damnation upon their souls!
No surprise two of the nominations come from Los Angeles, that hot bed of homosexuality, where the gay-loving breeder Bishop J. Jon Bruno is running the show. We’re just looking forward to gut reactions from the dioceses of Central Florida and Dallas — who have broken away from the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America mostly because of their liberal colleagues’ pro-gay views — and the inevitable coming-to-the-defense-of statement from Bishop V. Gene Robinson, who, let’s face it, started all this madness.
Flouting God’s Word is not “reform”.
The Episcopalian Church has lost its way and is losing members rapidly.
The Bible makes it clear that homosexuality is a sin and that marriage is between one man and one woman “whether you like it or not” (to quote Gavin Newsom the homosexuals’ twice-divorced poster boy).
Pretending that suddenly it’s ok to be gay is not the answer.
@SM: We don’t pass laws based on the perverse behaviour of a tiny minority or people either.
Jesus never went around preaching against pedophilia either – so what was your point? He made it clear in Matt 19 that marriage is for one man and one woman, and God made it clear through His Apostle Paul, and many others, that homosexuality is a sin.
Instead of trying to redefine marriage and re-translate the Bible why don’t the Episcopalians be honest and say they no longer care what God’s Word says?
As for your hope that the homosexual community will win in the end, all evidence is to the contrary.
30 states including CA have amended their constitutions to protect marriage from violation by homosexuals. Four more states will join them in November. 12 other states use the DOMA to protect marriage.
@edgyguy1426: I don’t expect any “converts” either but it’s worthwhile to have a righteous view expounded on here.
There’s no point in you all agreeing with each other and deluding yourselves that you have convinced everyone else.
@M Shane: Why do you keep trying to convince yourself that all religion is “myth”?
Don’t you believe that Jesus existed, performed miracles and was raised from the dead?
It’s historical fact, just like the existence of Caesar, Napoleon or Lincoln.
Don’t you think it’s better to look for reasons to believe in religion rather than reasons NOT to believe?
Are you prepared to throw away salvation just to feel less guilty about your chosen homosexual lifestyle?
@duttybarb: Dutty you are absolutely right.
Thanks for adding a voice of sanity and reason.
@damon459: It only goes to prove that contrariness is an inherent trait of the homosexual condition.
To believe homosexuality is somehow normal, one has to ignore every major world faith, rebuke the natural order, re-invent the English language, redefine marriage and oppose the majority of the human race and their collective millenia of wisdom.
Yet still the homosexuals try to perpetuate their sad delusion!
@InExile: The Kabbalah is mostly about squeezing money out of people for it’s dopey merchandise and “classes”.
If you’re looking for a motivational speaker you’re better off going to a Tony Robbins seminar. Cheaper too. And you won’t get loads of follow-up cold calls.
@InExile: How much do I have to pay a month to destroy my ego with Kabbalah?
@M Shane: Sorry you are so closed-minded and intolerant.
You may never know what you’re missing until it’s too late.
@Andrew: So you’re saying that the Church should just forget about the Bible’s clear doctrine on homosexuality and marriage, just to appease your conscience and make you feel better??
The fact is anyone who enters a church does so as a sinner, including homosexuals. Christianity is all about repentance for your sins, not redefining marriage or inventing doctrine to accommodate them.
@TANK: They don’t say homosexuality is sinful to “appease the homophobic membership”.
They say homosexuality is sinful because that’s what God’s Word says.
It’s amazing how far homosexuals will go to turn truth and linguistics upside down in a frantic attempt to normalise their abnormal behaviour.
God Willing the people of Maine will be able to overthrow the redefinition of marriage to accommodate homosexuals, which was forced on them against their will.
@Neil: You seem to infer that some Christian churches turn away homosexuals?
I don’t know of any church where this is the case, perhaps you can give examples.
All churches open their doors to sinners of all kinds, including homosexuals, because we are all sinners.
“For we have all sinned and gone astray, we have gone every one to our own way”.
@Brian: Christianity is not a “club”.
Christian churches don’t “make homosexuals wrong”. They simply follow God’s Word which makes it clear that homosexuality is a sin.
But then every body sins so it’s not a differentiator
Except that Christianity teaches us to repent our sins and to “go and sin no more”.
Turning a sinful behaviour into a lifestyle, promoting it as acceptable and normal, and redefining marriage to accommodate homosexuality – all go against Christian doctrine.
@dsdrane: Is that some kind of homosexual group that tries to re-interpret God’s Word such that homosexuality is no longer a sin?
@schlukitz: Why are you so afraid to be called homosexuals?
Isn’t that the correct name for what you are?
Calling you “gay” just facilitates your delusion.
@schlukitz: Actually I just explained it to you – you just dodged the question – why are you so worried when we use the correct word?
I thought you were proud to be a homosexual?
@schlukitz: How is calling a homosexual a homosexual twisting words?
It’s simply using the correct English language word.
Oxford English Dictionary
homosexual • adjective feeling or involving sexual attraction to people of one’s own sex.
• noun a homosexual person.
IF you feel that being called a homosexual is somehow demeaning then that is something you have to deal with.
Perhaps deep down you are ashamed of being homosexual and that’s why you have such anger issues.
@schlukitz: I would prefer you follow my example and use the correct English words – Christian and parent.
Leave the childish name-calling in the playground.
@schlukitz: Why do you think the word ‘homosexual’ makes you inferior, second-class citizens?
I already showed you it’s the correct word according to the Oxford Dictionary.
@schlukitz: Schlukitz in addition to your homosexual behaviour patterns you have got some serious personality issues.
@dsdrane: How am I polluting the site by offering a coherent, opposing, real-world view?
Do you really want to sit around crying on each other’s homosexual shoulders?
FYI I’m not big fan of Fox News either although I do watch it quite a bit.