Skip to comments.Bending the Map: Schori is Betraying Gays and Lesbians
Posted on 11/02/2006 5:47:45 PM PST by sionnsar
Someone named Bob Buchanan, running a blog called "Queer Christianity," is in a terrible snit:
The Associated Press reported today that Katherine Jefferts-Schori, newly installed Presiding Bishop the Episcopal Church supports the moratorium on new gay bishops and official liturgies to bless same-sex couples. She was installed last Saturday at the National Cathedral. She says it makes her very sad to do so, but she says for the health of the larger body we have to do that for a season. Personally, I think she and her cohorts are full of ####. Thats probably an understatement.
It is repugnant to anyone who truly understands the Gospel to maintain ties and fellowship with people (like some African Primates who are currently angry with the Episcopal Church) who endorse the murder of people because of their sexual attraction to someone of the same gender.
The Episcopal Church and Jefferts-Schori are more interested in maintaining fellowship with murderers than with gays and lesbians. Something is wrong with that picture. Bishop Jefferts-Schori claims to be a friend of sexual minorities, but she obviously is talking out of both sides of her mouth. How much more inconsistent can you be? Fundamentalists have taken over the U.S. government for the past six years; do we have to allow them to stop any progress in the Episcopal Church as well?
Who will stand up for sexual minorities in lands where the crime of being true to ones self is punished by torture or death? I gave up on Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams since the last Episcopal Convention because he has distanced himself moiré and more from the U.S. and Canadian Church. I have little confidence that Presiding Bishop Jeffri-Schori offers any hope at all.
Folks, when you think Katharine Jefferts Schori isn't helping gays make "progress" in the Episcopal Church, you're definitely bending the map.
I thought the Archbishop of Canterbury was Rowan Atkinson.
Seriously, the Episcopal church was founded to promote and permit sexual immorality in the chosen few. Queen Elizabeth the first was the product of such immoral congress, and locked in the Church of England (Ireland, Scotland, ect) as an established church for the next 700 years.
Just who are the chosen few has changed, but if you believe the stories about Richard I and James II, it hasn't changed that much.
Look up Thomas Cranmer, and see if he really died as he did, just for sex.
Does that mean we're living in 2258?
So now they're writing the news IN ADVANCE
What? What? Who endorsed murdering homosexuals? This has got to be hype.
Who will stand up for sexual minorities in lands where the crime of being true to ones self is punished by torture or death?
I thought the idea was to be true to the Gospel even unto death, not one's own sinful nature.
I'm the last person to defend TEC, but I don't think you really mean James II, who lost his throne and was kicked out of Britain for being Roman Catholic.
Are you Roman as well? The charge of the Anglican Church being founded in order to give license to sexual immorality is usually leveled by Romans.
I am of no religion.
So, you think that Henry's liason with Anne Bolyn was strictly on the up and up?
The Pope's decision not to give Henry an annulment was political as was Henry's decision to split from Rome.
I was Anglican for almost 30 years; my decision to leave was not based on political events of 500 years ago.
I would agree, if Henry had not applied for a dispensation to marry Catherine, which was granted.
Because of the dispensation, the request for an annulment was rather more than a usual annulment.
Catherine had been engaged to Henry's brother, which was why a dispensation was needed.
Full Disclosure: I got a dispensation to marry my first wife who was also my first cousin. That may be part of the reason why I am now of no religion.
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