Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Gay, Pro-Abortion Episcopal Seminary Pres.'Worst of Post-Modern Church'
Catholic Online ^ | 4/14/09 | David W. Virtue

Posted on 04/13/2009 3:24:40 PM PDT by tcg

The announcement that the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA, has chosen a lesbian, pro-abortion president to lead the seminary has sent shock waves around the Anglican Communion. The appointment of Katherine Hancock Ragsdale highlights a week that also saw TEC bishop-elect Kevin Thew Forrester replace a reading from the New Testament with a reading from the Quran at St. Paul's Marquette, Michigan.

One wonders what Episcopal boundaries and barriers have yet to be crossed that the dying embers of historic Christianity could possibly fan into life. That the Diocese of Massachusetts has a functioning transgendered priest complete with a sex change operation (he appeared at Lambeth 2008) mocks not only marriage, but any notion of what normalcy in sexual matters might mean in The Episcopal Church. Consider, too, that 19 of the 41 resolutions to be presented at GC2009 have to do with normalizing same-sex unions, proposing same sex rites and deep-sixing a resolution - B033 - that restrains further homosexual ordinations into the priesthood. They mock The Episcopal Church as a Christian denomination.

(Excerpt) Read more at catholic.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: abomination; abominationtogod; abortion; abortonazi; apostatecult; babykillerchurch; beelzebubliveshere; bloodthirstyfeminazi; bloodthirstylesbian; bloodthirstywoman; burnwithlust; churchofthebeast; cult; deadchurchwalking; dykeofthedevil; dykepriestess; ecusa; enemyofchrist; enemyofgod; enemyofthebible; episcobaal; episcopagan; episcopalchurch; evillaodiceans; falseteachers; fauxchristians; feminazi; feminazionsteroids; feminazipriestess; feminism; feminist; feminoid; friendofmolech; gaychurch; gaystapo; heathen; homonazi; homonaziagenda; homosexualagenda; immoral; jezebel; lesbonazi; liberal; missragsdale; molech; moralabsolutes; newage; nonchristiancult; ontheragsdale; pagan; pervertpriestess; perverts; playingchurch; priestessofbaal; proabortionfeminazi; prolife; queenofscotsrevenge; religiousleft; righttolife; rosielookalike; satanistcult; sexualimmorality; sickpriestess; sodom; sodomandgomorrah; spawnofsatan; spewyououtofmymouth; unclean; whitedsepulchre; whoremongers
Her statements are the genocide of the vulnerable and murder say orthodox Episcopal Bishops.
1 posted on 04/13/2009 3:24:40 PM PDT by tcg
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: sionnsar; Huber

.


2 posted on 04/13/2009 3:25:02 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tcg

At what point does the Episcopal Church become totally irrelevant? If a church can appoint a priest who can’t decide when a baby is a human being, there’s not much point in even going to the church.


3 posted on 04/13/2009 3:27:24 PM PDT by yazoo (was)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tcg

She and the rest of the apostate church are going to be very useful to the chaos agenda of the future.


4 posted on 04/13/2009 3:29:17 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tcg

“Katherine Hancock Ragsdale”

A most unfortunate name.


5 posted on 04/13/2009 3:30:05 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tcg

All one can say was said by St. Paul-”..come out from among them..”


6 posted on 04/13/2009 3:30:51 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tcg


Man or Astroman?
7 posted on 04/13/2009 3:31:48 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ahadams2; bastantebueno55; Needham; sc70; jpr_fire2gold; Tennessee Nana; QBFimi; Tailback; ...
Thanks to rabscuttle385 for the ping.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Traditional Anglican ping, continued in memory of its founder Arlin Adams.

FReepmail Huber or sionnsar if you want on or off this low-volume ping list.
This list is pinged by Huber and sionnsar.

Resource for Traditional Anglicans: http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com
Humor: The Anglican Blue

Speak the truth in love. Eph 4:15

8 posted on 04/13/2009 3:32:06 PM PDT by sionnsar ((Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | "Also sprach Telethustra" - NonValueAdded)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: tcg
The announcement that the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA, has chosen a lesbian, pro-abortion president to lead the seminary has sent shock waves around the Anglican Communion. The appointment of Katherine Hancock Ragsdale highlights a week that also saw TEC bishop-elect Kevin Thew Forrester replace a reading from the New Testament with a reading from the Quran at St. Paul's Marquette, Michigan.

Ah yes, lesbianism and the qur'an, just one big, happy family . . .

For now!

9 posted on 04/13/2009 3:32:23 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator ( . . . 'Ashirah leHaShem ki ga'oh ga'ah, sus verokhevo ramah vayam!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yazoo
At what point does the Episcopal Church become totally irrelevant? If a church can appoint a priest who can’t decide when a baby is a human being, there’s not much point in even going to the church.

IMHO, TEC is beyond that point. There are faithful remnants left, but the libs own the brand now.

10 posted on 04/13/2009 3:34:06 PM PDT by sionnsar ((Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | "Also sprach Telethustra" - NonValueAdded)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: tcg

no wonder why I left that church with my family

it has gone to shambles, either there is one faith in the church or not but one church cannot decide what the faith thinks it is compared to another

the homos have been waging a war against religion for a long time and they have been getting in on the inside

they go to Church, get to know some people and then when they are friends with some of the church goers they tell them that they are homos but just want tobe left alone it is all a ploy to bring down religion

how many times have you heard someone say well I know some and they are nice, they want to be left alone bla bla

well go with them to their freak parades and see another side of these perverts


11 posted on 04/13/2009 3:35:58 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick queer sham--- end racism end affirmative action)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tcg

She also has classified abortion as “a blessing.”


12 posted on 04/13/2009 3:39:30 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (When do the impeachment proceedings begin?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: manc

Homosexual acts, like any other sin, does not preclude a believer from salvation.

Arguing that God is okay with homosexual acts, thus distorting the word of God, will.

I wish people would separate homosexuals from those who are pushing the gay agenda. One group are just fallen sinners no different from you or I, the latter is a whole different story.

It’s possible to express outrage at the latter without hating the former.


13 posted on 04/13/2009 3:41:50 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: tcg

And this is one of the reasons I departed the Episcopal Church (in which I was raised and baptised) decades ago!!

They have charted a course I don’t choose to follow!!


14 posted on 04/13/2009 3:42:05 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #15 Removed by Moderator

To: Truthsearcher

Of course. It’s one thing to welcome a homosexual to church with open arms (and I would). But it’s another to allow them to be a pastor.


16 posted on 04/13/2009 3:46:38 PM PDT by rom (Obama '12 slogan: Let's keep on hopin'!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: DustyMoment
You're not the only one. From Wikipedia:

A loss of 115,000 members was reported for the years 2003–5, which has been attributed in part to controversy concerning ordination of homosexuals to the priesthood and the election of Gene Robinson (who is openly gay) as Bishop of New Hampshire.[61]
17 posted on 04/13/2009 3:48:26 PM PDT by rom (Obama '12 slogan: Let's keep on hopin'!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: tcg
...the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA, has chosen a lesbian, pro-abortion president to lead the seminary

Seminary? Not any longer. It's a heretical distribution center.
18 posted on 04/13/2009 3:55:28 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Truthsearcher

Well said.


19 posted on 04/13/2009 4:04:40 PM PDT by stop_fascism
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Truthsearcher
"Homosexual acts, like any other sin, does not preclude a believer from salvation.
Arguing that God is okay with homosexual acts, thus distorting the word of God, will.
I wish people would separate homosexuals from those who are pushing the gay agenda. One group are just fallen sinners no different from you or I, the latter is a whole different story.
It’s possible to express outrage at the latter without hating the former.

Amen! (so good even a Presbyterian yells Amen!)

And I've known some fine, Jesus loving Episcopalians.. my prayers go out to them.

20 posted on 04/13/2009 4:21:56 PM PDT by sweet_diane (embracing Him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: manc
At what point does the Episcopal Church become totally irrelevant?

We left the church too ... it is beyond the point of being irrelevant ... for my family, it simply doesn't exist.

21 posted on 04/13/2009 4:22:38 PM PDT by DHC-2 (I)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: tcg

Episcopal Church: Notre Dame writ large.


22 posted on 04/13/2009 4:26:29 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yazoo

Jesus spoke of the end times as being “as in the days of Noah.” We are certainly in those days. I believe that most of us here know what time it is—there is a storm coming, and very soon. I plead that everyone prepares themselves, both spiritually and physically. Put on your armour from G-d. This woman will soon realize that she has rebelled from G-d, and hopefully she will repent and come back to Him. Woe to those who add to or take away from the Word of G-d. She has truly done that.


23 posted on 04/13/2009 4:31:46 PM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem in the name of the G-d of Jacob)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Truthsearcher

That is just it. Homosexual acts are a sin and it should always be condemned by all true Christian churches, as is adultery, etc.

If a homosexual isn’t acting on those destructive, nihilistic desires, then why would they describe themselves as a homosexual? I would think that it is more important and the information would be more accurate to describe oneself as a Christian, or lawyer, or numerous other adjectives that would be more suitable under the circumstances.

I do not want to be privy (nor do I want my children) to be forced to think about what people do in their private sexual lives or give my children the impression that homosexual behavior is normal and good when it is abnormal and destructive to societies. I thought “they” wanted the right to privacy!!!! It is like the opposite with the obscene parades, etc., even in the schools—with books to brainwash 4 year olds and indoctrinate them into the lifestyle.


24 posted on 04/13/2009 4:35:22 PM PDT by savagesusie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Morgana
it says female, but i'd bet she's got a Lickher License
25 posted on 04/13/2009 4:35:30 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - Obama is basically Jim Jones with a teleprompter)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: tcg
"... a lesbian, pro-abortion president to lead the seminary...

Episcopal Church doing there best to climb up the PC totem pole. I guess the powers that be must enjoy those fancy parties the NE elites like to throw. I wish them all the benefits and comfort earthly things will bring them in this life.
26 posted on 04/13/2009 4:40:00 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tcg; 185JHP; 230FMJ; 50mm; 69ConvertibleFirebird; AFA-Michigan; Abathar; Agitate; Aleighanne; ...
Homosexual Agenda and Moral Absolutes Ping!

Freepmail wagglebee or DirtyHarryY2K to subscribe or unsubscribe from the homosexual agenda or moral absolutes ping list.

FreeRepublic homosexual agenda keyword search
[ Add keyword homosexual agenda to flag FR articles to this ping list ]

FreeRepublic moral absolutes keyword search
[ Add keyword moral absolutes to flag FR articles to this ping list ]


27 posted on 04/13/2009 4:48:18 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DHC-2

I know of some other families who have done what we have done too.


28 posted on 04/13/2009 5:00:02 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick queer sham--- end racism end affirmative action)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: tcg

It all starts with the bible...


29 posted on 04/13/2009 5:19:56 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (Gloria in Excelsis DEO!................ Glory to GOD in the Highest!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Liberty Valance

Romans Chapter 1 24-29 should be Taught to the rector!


30 posted on 04/13/2009 5:22:01 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (Gloria in Excelsis DEO!................ Glory to GOD in the Highest!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: philly-d-kidder

Romans isn’t in the Episcopal Bible, along with a number of other books that are also missing. /sarc


31 posted on 04/13/2009 6:23:59 PM PDT by kaehurowing
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: tcg
Her statements are the genocide of the vulnerable and murder say orthodox Episcopal Bishops.

This goes beyond murdering the unborn ... they have commited murder upon the church itself. Churchicide?

32 posted on 04/13/2009 7:02:09 PM PDT by WOSG (Why is Obama trying to bankrupt America with $16 trillion in spending over the next 4 years?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Zionist Conspirator

“Ashirah”?

As in Asherah?


33 posted on 04/13/2009 10:17:55 PM PDT by TheFourthMagi
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: tcg

Yet another example of “infiltrate, then destroy from within.”


34 posted on 04/14/2009 3:54:50 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wagglebee
Commencement producer Father Jenkins (pictured, left, with unidentified ND drama instructor) wants to "keep it happy, keep it snappy, keep it gay!"


35 posted on 04/14/2009 5:24:23 AM PDT by Notwithstanding (Member of the Long Grey Line)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: tcg

Benedict has set up barriers to these people being Roman Catholics. Where else do the poor dears go?


36 posted on 04/14/2009 5:46:55 AM PDT by Mercat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TheFourthMagi
“Ashirah”?

As in Asherah?

My tag line is a quote from the Bible in the orginal Hebrew. It's not my fault you don't understand it.

37 posted on 04/14/2009 7:29:11 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator ( . . . 'Ashirah leHaShem ki ga'oh ga'ah, sus verokhevo ramah vayam!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Zionist Conspirator

Have you learned to write the word Christian with no asterisk?

You are quite exactly the sort that the Apostle Paul warned of repeatedly.


38 posted on 04/14/2009 9:17:49 AM PDT by TheFourthMagi
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: TheFourthMagi; Admin Moderator; Jim Robinson
Have you learned to write the word Christian with no asterisk?

In obedience to the Divine commandment against using the names of false "gxds." You will notice I also avoid spelling in full the names of the months and days of the week, since they come from false "gxds."

You are quite exactly the sort that the Apostle Paul warned of repeatedly.

Then I advise you to give me a wide berth.

As I understand it, "stalking" people is against the rules of Free Republic.

I don't bother you. I would appreciate it if you would return the favor.

Your objecting to a Biblical quotation is really too much.

39 posted on 04/14/2009 9:43:33 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator ( . . . 'Ashirah leHaShem ki ga'oh ga'ah, sus verokhevo ramah vayam!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: TheFourthMagi

Do not carry your disagreements with another poster from thread to thread.


40 posted on 04/14/2009 9:48:57 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson