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Schism threat after Episcopalians accept gays as priests [not North America!]
titusonenine ^ | 3/22/2005 | Raymond Duncan

Posted on 03/21/2005 8:51:49 PM PST by sionnsar

“The Episcopal Church in Scotland faces a schism with the Anglican church in other parts of the world after declaring officially that being a practising homosexual is no bar to becoming a priest.

The announcement will incur the wrath of some within the global Anglican Communion. The church world-wide is already in turmoil over the consecration of Gene Robinson, the gay US bishop.

The statement by the College of Bishops, its leadership, that being gay and non-celibate is not a bar to being a priest, as long as a stable and long-term relationship can be shown, means the Scottish province of the 78 million-strong communion is adopting a far more liberal stance than the Church of England, its sister church. The C of E will ordain homosexuals only if they are not in a physical relationship.

Rowan Williams, archbishop of Canterbury and communion head, has warned that those who take risks over the ordination of homosexuals must face the consequences….”

Read it all.

TOPICS: Mainline Protestant
KEYWORDS: angpost
[Sigh. Well, better those churches are all identified now. --sionnsar]
1 posted on 03/21/2005 8:51:50 PM PST by sionnsar
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2 posted on 03/21/2005 8:55:23 PM PST by sionnsar (†† || Iran Azadi || Where are we going, and why are we in this handbasket?)
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To: sionnsar

One person's personal agenda has shattered a whole church. On the other hand, that was probably the poofter's agenda in the first place.

3 posted on 03/21/2005 8:56:36 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Half a league, half a league rode the MSM into the valley of obscurity)
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4 posted on 03/21/2005 8:57:03 PM PST by KoRn (~Halliburton Told Me......)
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To: sionnsar
Romans 1:18-32

18The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

21For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.

24Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator–who is forever praised. Amen.

26Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. 27In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.

28Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. 29They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30slanderers, Godhaters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

5 posted on 03/21/2005 9:02:18 PM PST by kingattax (If you're cross-eyed and dyslexic, can you read all right ?)
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To: Army Air Corps

Nope..not to shatter remake it in "their" image..they figured that trasditionalists/conservatives would just do what they've always done..roll over and acept it, with a few "tsks, tsks"..but they, dare I say it, ahem.."screw the pooch" and went too they reap what they have sowed.schism is now inevitable..and to quote that great doyen of social mores, Martha Stewart, "It's a good thing!"

7 posted on 03/22/2005 4:12:48 AM PST by ken5050 (The Dem party is as dead as the NHL)
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