Skip to comments.Church of England to allow homosexual bishops in civil partnerships
Posted on 01/05/2013 2:06:47 PM PST by NYer
There is a story at CNA/EWTN that made me chuckle a little.
What for what is wrong with this (including the terminology).
London, England, Jan 4, 2013 / 06:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Church of England has decided to permit gay male clergy in civil partnerships to become bishops, provided that they promise to be celibate. [First, let's work to get Catholic news services to stop playing into the hands of the homosexualists by using the word "gay". Next, do they mean "celibate" (unmarried) or "continent" (not sexually active)?]
The House (of Bishops) believed it would be unjust to exclude from consideration for the episcopate anyone seeking to live fully in conformity with the Church’s teaching on sexual ethics or other areas of personal life and discipline, Graham James, Anglican bishop of Norwich, stated Jan. 4. [So, do they mean "continent"?]
All candidates for the episcopate undergo a searching examination of personal and family circumstances, given the level of public scrutiny associated with being a bishop in the Church of England. [How much public scrutiny do they really get?]
The decision was published Dec. 20, and was made by the Church of England’s House of Bishops earlier that month.
Civil partnerships were introduced in the United Kingdom in 2005, at which time those in civil partnerships were allowed to become priests of the Church of England so long as they promised celibacy. [So... civil partnerships aren't marriage (thus they are erzatz-marriages. But are they continent?]
It think this is about not being sexually active.
Thus, will they now require married clergy, including married bishops, not to have relations with their wives?
Ah, the Church of England! Still making irony redundant.
Well, they are the state “church”. That means that they will, inexorably and inevitably, follow secular trends. If the whole Western world seems these days to be lurching around in a sodomitic hallucination, the Church of England will have to follow because they are a state church, interwoven with the wisdom of this world.
Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity.
Is it surprising considering it was created so a king can divorce his wives.
Now, Church of England, sound it out, say it slowly and distinctly .... queer. See that wasn’t that hard and there is no confusion or misunderstanding of terms.
Why would two faggots join in a Civil Union if they were not going to punk each other?
This is the most stupid thing to ever come down the pike.
Have these people no brains whatsoever?
It kind of makes “sense”. Merriam Webster defines celibate as “a person who lives in celibacy” and celibacy as “the state of not being married and abstention from sexual intercourse”. In other words, they’ve just discovered that homosexuals in civil partnerships are not married! Next thing they will tell us that it is cold in the winter, LOL!
I studied in Durham, England and lived in an Anglican college. I discovered that over half of the Anglican priests were homosexual. The computers were loaded with gay and child porn. Bishop Michael was caught having gay sex while his wife and children were in the car. You have to understand that the Anglican church is morally worse than before the days of the Reformation. You do realize that there are Anglican priests that have declared themselves to be Atheists?
No but for some reason, that does not come as a surprise. Since they don't following the teachings of Christ, perhaps they should voluntarily remove themselves from the listing of "christian" churches.
Does anyone know why Anglicans make terrible chess players ?
Because they can’t tell the difference between a queen and a bishop.
I've never understood celibate to mean 'unmarried'. Maybe that's how sexually active homosexual priests defined it, so they considered themselves still 'celibate'. That's splitting hairs in the worst way, and sounds like a distinction made by Jesuits.
I have always understood celibacy to mean not participating in sexual acts of ANY kind, and I believe the Church has always taught it as such.