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Gay canon's rise delayed by charge, probe of porn link
Washington Times ^ | 8/05/03 | Julia Duin

Posted on 08/04/2003 11:32:32 PM PDT by kattracks

Edited on 07/12/2004 4:05:53 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

A homosexual clergyman's election as Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire was delayed yesterday as church officials investigated his links to a homosexual youth group and charges that he sexually harassed another man.

Episcopal leaders meeting in Minneapolis had been scheduled to vote to approve Canon V. Gene Robinson as the church's first openly homosexual bishop until the 11th-hour accusation by a Vermont man, who said Mr. Robinson's advances toward him at a church convention showed an "alarming weakness of character."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bishop; episcopal; gay; gayporn; generalconvention; generobinson; homosexual; juliaduin; outright; touching

1 posted on 08/04/2003 11:32:33 PM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Possible nationwide recruitment and indoctrination of a young impressionable audience is a bad sign. Really bad.
2 posted on 08/04/2003 11:47:58 PM PDT by At _War_With_Liberals
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To: kattracks
The Episcopal church has been spiritually dead for a long time. I don't think it matters who they tap for bishop.
3 posted on 08/05/2003 12:05:49 AM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: kattracks
Homosexual youth group = "Meat Market"

Why are we standing here permitting these perverts to feast upon the souls of our children?!?

4 posted on 08/05/2003 2:56:52 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: kattracks
The only thing that is going to sink this guy in the media is if they find in his past that he voted for Reagan.
5 posted on 08/05/2003 2:59:39 AM PDT by Bluntpoint
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To: GreenPartyGirl
Straight, perverted clergy have fewer enablers doing their cover up.

The political agenda that coincides with the gay agenda discourages a deep vetting of such individuals.

To investigate, in and of itself, is labeled as homophobic.
7 posted on 08/05/2003 5:01:15 AM PDT by Bluntpoint
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To: Bluntpoint
Why did you banned the previous poster?

While I did not agree with her premise, it was not snide, baiting or disruptive.
8 posted on 08/05/2003 5:05:00 AM PDT by Bluntpoint
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To: kattracks
Can someone explain to me how these accusations reflect negatively on a man who divorced his wife to take up with another man? I find this ironic. Let's get some serious allegations, like smoking cigarettes or driving an SUV.
9 posted on 08/05/2003 5:45:10 AM PDT by almcbean
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To: kattracks
"Among accomplishments, Mr. Robinson cites his role in founding the Concord, N.H., chapter of Outright, an organization whose mission — described at — is to "create safe, positive and affirming environments for young gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and questioning people ages 22 and under."

As late as Sunday night, the Outright site included links to a pornographic site that features explicit photos of group sex, including close-ups of genitalia."

I wonder if the Concord, N.H. chapter's programs for youth are similar to the Vermont chapter's:

Homosexual Activists Solidify Hold on Schools

"...With a three-year grant worth $121,575 from the Vermont Department of Health, Outright targets middle and high school kids. Kathy Hoyt, Vermont Secretary of Administration, proudly asserted that Outright Vermont "developed a training program for public schools that was designed to support diversity and safe schools for Vermont’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth."

As in Massachusetts, however, "safety" has begun to bleed into "sex." That’s the serious charge leveled by Nancy Sheltra, a six-term state representative and founder of Vermont’s pro-family organization, Standing Together And Reclaiming the State (STARS). According to documents provided to AFA by STARS, Outright Vermont has gone lightyears beyond the simple purpose espoused by Hoyt.

For example, Outright used taxpayer money to provide "safer sex activities" and "parties" for teens. These events included, according to Outright’s own documents, "demonstrations, guided practice & skill evaluation" for the use of prophylactics, and the distribution of free condoms, lubricants for sexual intercourse between males, "dental dams" for oral sex between lesbians, and latex gloves for mutual masturbation.

The number of such items requested by Outright Vermont for distribution to teens was mind-boggling: 5,000 condoms, 750 dental dams, 750 latex gloves, and 2,000 packets of lubricant.

Outright also spent monies on youth retreats, including the "recruitment of youth participants," which utilized mailing lists and youth-related meetings to stir interest in the gatherings. Kids who expressed an interest in attending were transported - again using state money - to the retreat site, where youth and adult staff again taught kids how to engage in homosexual sex practices. Outright’s own quarterly report said, "All retreat participants practiced and were evaluated on their (prophylactic) barrier use skills and were given a variety of barriers to take home. Participants joined in role plays."..."

10 posted on 08/05/2003 7:14:56 AM PDT by EdReform (Support Free Republic - Become a Monthly Donor)
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To: kattracks
"If the House of Bishops does not give confirmation ... my election is null and void, and I would never, ever, participate in any kind of move to be consecrated outside the canonical procedures."

Because it is vitally important to strictly adhere to the tenents of the church. Right?

How is it that it is so hard for people to see through this? Behold:

Even what they understand will be taken away from them.
These people have beocme close-minded and hard of hearing. They have shut their ears so that their eyes never see. Their ears never hear. Their minds never understand. And they never return to me for healing!
Matt 13:12,15

11 posted on 08/05/2003 7:35:50 AM PDT by LTCJ
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