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Posted on 07/04/2009 2:58:17 PM PDT by Steelfish
Change And Repent, Bishop Tells Gays
A senior Church of England bishop has called on homosexuals to repent and "be changed" in comments that have infuriated equality campaigners.
By Jonathan Wynne-Jones, Religious Affairs Correspondent 04 Jul 2009
The Bishop of Rochester, Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, has defended traditional biblical teachings on homosexuality and said the Church should not be "rolled over by culture".
Dr Nazir-Ali spoke as tens of thousands of people, including Sarah Brown, the Prime Ministers wife, joined the annual Pride London march to celebrate homosexual culture.
A war of words broke out between Labour and the Conservatives over the issue of homosexuality last week after a minister accused the Tories of having a "deep strain of homophobia" running through the party.
The bishops controversial comments will reignite the battle over homosexuality in the Church of England ahead of what promises to be a divisive week for Anglicanism.
Tomorrow, a new coalition of evangelical and Anglo-Catholic parishes, backed by Dr Nazir-Ali, will get under way, which critics have claimed is an attempt to create a "church within the church".
The organisers said The Queen, the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, had sent a message to the leaders of the movement saying she understood their concerns about the future of the Anglican Communion.
Next weekend the General Synod of the Church of England is meeting at York University. The following week, the Episcopal Church in America is expected to endorse liturgies for single sex marriage and allow more homosexuals to be made bishops.
In an interview with The Sunday Telegraph, Dr Nazir-Ali said: "We want to uphold the traditional teaching of the Bible. We believe that God has revealed his purpose about how we are made.
"People who depart from this dont share the same faith.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
I sure hope this guy knows what he’s doing. Look what they did to William Wallace for going against the grain.
Without an appeal directly to Christ, they have no chance of changing and phony repenting it pointless.
At the rate things are headed, defending Biblical teachings will eventually be a "hate crime" all across in the PC West.
It looks like we need a brand new graphic: Anglican-Bishop-with-a-Spine.
Ouch! Good point about William Wallace. Unfortunately, the linked articles say the bishop is voluntarily retiring (he’s near sixty) and that his traditional values “rebellion” is fizzling out.
England is lost.
Wow! A member of the Anglican Church leadership who is both heterosexual and speaks out!
Here is what O says on this issue last week:
President tells gay leaders at White House: “I will not only be your friend, I will continue to be an ally and a champion and a president who fights with you and for you.”
Oh my gosh.
He is being, dare I say it....
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If the church chooses to promote an Arab Christian (i.e., Dr. Nazir), with what appears to be a Muslim wife (i.e., Ali), they sure as heck better expect some defense of traditional values...because that what they will get regardless of what they wish.
I guy with that name doesn’t exactly walk around in lavender all day.
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