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FOX NEWS: Rev. Gene Robinson Confirmed As Episcopal Church Bishop
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Posted on 08/05/2003 5:07:32 PM PDT by Brian S

Rev. Gene Robinson Confirmed As Episcopal Church Bishop


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1 posted on 08/05/2003 5:07:33 PM PDT by Brian S
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To: Brian S
Does this mean BYE BYE for the Episcopal Church?
2 posted on 08/05/2003 5:08:08 PM PDT by xrp
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To: Brian S
congrats on posting it first
3 posted on 08/05/2003 5:08:17 PM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: xrp
It means BYE BYE for any born-again Episcopals who believe the Bible
4 posted on 08/05/2003 5:09:40 PM PDT by apackof2
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To: FreeTheHostages
And there was much rejoicing......

...in Hell.
5 posted on 08/05/2003 5:10:08 PM PDT by Shadowfax
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To: Brian S
Glad I left 3 years ago when it was pretty evident this was the road they would be taking.
6 posted on 08/05/2003 5:10:44 PM PDT by lizma
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To: Brian S
Oh, no.
7 posted on 08/05/2003 5:10:47 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: Brian S
so go kiss a redneck for Jesus.
8 posted on 08/05/2003 5:11:02 PM PDT by glock rocks (be vewy vewy quiet.... I'm hunting twolls !)
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To: xrp
Of course not. It might mean it will split, again, though.

The question is, if the lines keep getting drawn in the sand, and the Episcopal church keeps breaking off into different segments, how long until it no longer is a church with a significant congregation?
9 posted on 08/05/2003 5:11:02 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("Life isn't fair. It's fairer than death, is all.")
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To: Brian S
Betcha somewhere in Liberal-land tonight, there are glasses of sacramental wine being raised in celebration.
10 posted on 08/05/2003 5:11:10 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Serving You... on Operation Noble Eagle!)
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To: Shadowfax
No doubt about that...
11 posted on 08/05/2003 5:11:12 PM PDT by Ladysmith (Land of the Free Because of the BRAVE!)
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To: Brian S
To quote one of my favorite songs......

"The Lord in heaven laughs
He knows what is to come
While all the heads of state
Plan their big attacks
against His annointed ones"
12 posted on 08/05/2003 5:11:45 PM PDT by CAPPSMADNESS (To fear death is to misunderstand life.)
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To: Brian S
U.S. Episcopal Leaders Approve Openly Gay Bishop
Tue August 5, 2003 08:07 PM ET
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Episcopal bishops on Tuesday approved the church's first openly gay bishop after an investigation cleared him of 11th-hour allegations that he engaged in sexual misconduct.

Sixty-two of the 107 votes in the church's House of Bishops were in favor of New Hampshire Canon Gene Robinson, a decision that could threaten a schism in the global Anglican community.

A one-day church probe dismissed allegations that Robinson sexually harassed a parishioner or that he had anything to do with pornographic links to a Web site for a group he co-founded to help troubled teen-agers.

Robinson's conservative opponents have argued that his relationship with another man violated biblical scripture and warned they will walk out of the convention and split from the U.S. church.

Conservative Anglican bishops from Africa, Asia and Australia have said Robinson's appointment or the U.S. church's approval of a proposed liturgy allowing clergy to bless same-sex marriages will shatter the unity of the 77-million-member Anglican Communion

13 posted on 08/05/2003 5:11:47 PM PDT by Brian S ("Mount up everybody and ride to the sound of the gun!")
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To: Brian S
This Church has just created a big Episco-pickle for itself!
14 posted on 08/05/2003 5:11:48 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: xrp
It's probably splitsville for the US and UK churches from most of the rest of the Anglican communion. I wonder if the US church will also split.
15 posted on 08/05/2003 5:11:56 PM PDT by colorado tanker (Iron Horse)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
The Roman Catholic Church is ready to welcome all orthodox Episcopalians back into the true faith.
16 posted on 08/05/2003 5:12:08 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Brian S
I smell SCH ISM!
17 posted on 08/05/2003 5:13:42 PM PDT by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: Argus
Yes, and the evangelical Presbyterians are too. :0
18 posted on 08/05/2003 5:14:09 PM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: Brian S
May Almighty God guide those who are - and those who will be - saved in Jesus Christ out from this Episcopal Church and into denominations where the wolves are encouraged to remain outside the flock.

Even for an outsider this is sad.

19 posted on 08/05/2003 5:15:12 PM PDT by niteowl77 (If you aren't still praying for our troops, then you had best take it up again.)
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To: FreeTheHostages
#18...Indeed!
The Evangelical Presbyterians....also known as the PCA....split from the mainline church 27 years ago.
20 posted on 08/05/2003 5:16:07 PM PDT by Guenevere (...a Florida resident for almost 30 years!!)
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To: xrp
There goes the neighborhood!
21 posted on 08/05/2003 5:16:13 PM PDT by dvan
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To: Brian S
Yuck!
22 posted on 08/05/2003 5:16:20 PM PDT by Aliska
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To: Petronski
Posted on the Live Thread.

Apparently CNN is reporting the conservative caucus bishops walked out and conducting a prayer vigil at a nearby Lutheran Church.

Maybe they'll hear the words of Brother Martin.
Here I stand. My conscience is captive by the Word of God. I can do no other. God Help me.

23 posted on 08/05/2003 5:16:29 PM PDT by Credo
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To: lizma
Glad I left 3 years ago when it was pretty evident this was the road they would be taking.

Unfortunately, the departure of many conservatives over the past two decades smoothed the way for today's travesty. I'm not blaming you, but that's the way it is.

24 posted on 08/05/2003 5:16:32 PM PDT by churchillbuff
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To: Brian S
I BEG ALL EPISCOPALS WHO ARE AS APALLED AS WE ARE...LEAVE THE CHURCH NOW!!! FORM YOUR OWN CHURCH OF THE MAJORITY. I SUGGEST YOU CALL IT THE "AMERICAN ANGLICAN CHURCH", IN LINE WITH THE ENGLISH WHO HAVE REFUSED TO BRING THEIR OWN RELIGION INTO THE GUTTER OF HOMOSEXUAL DEPRAVITY.

If this repulsive immoral man were not gay--and left his wife and children to pursue adulterous affairs, he would never had a chance of becoming a bishop. This is disgraceful....LEAVE NOW AND THE PERVERTS' SCHISM WILL FALL LIKE THE HOUSE OF CARDS IT HAS BECOME.

25 posted on 08/05/2003 5:17:23 PM PDT by montag813
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To: xrp
They gain thousands of new gay members and lose what few God fearing members they have left.
26 posted on 08/05/2003 5:17:27 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Freedom isn't Free - Support the Troops!!)
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To: Brian S
I'll say it again: THIS IS ONE BISHOP WHO I DON'T WANT LAYING HANDS ON ME! (At least not without washing them first!)
27 posted on 08/05/2003 5:17:48 PM PDT by churchillbuff
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To: dvan
I'll say it again: THIS IS ONE BISHOP WHO I DON'T WANT LAYING HANDS ON ME! (At least not without washing them first!)
28 posted on 08/05/2003 5:18:11 PM PDT by churchillbuff
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To: Argus
The only real difference between the Anglican and Roman Churches is that Anglicans believe marriage is for mutual joy instead of procreation and the priests can marry. The Lord's prayer is recited slightly differently, but otherwise the liturgy is even the same. I know one Episcopal Bishop who is celibate and is also a Roman Catholic monk.
29 posted on 08/05/2003 5:18:14 PM PDT by tinamina
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To: FreeTheHostages
I'll say it again: THIS IS ONE BISHOP WHO I DON'T WANT LAYING HANDS ON ME! (At least not without washing them first!)
30 posted on 08/05/2003 5:18:22 PM PDT by churchillbuff
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To: edskid
I read a great soundbite on another site: Clergymen are supposed to be fishers of men, not fishers of boys.
31 posted on 08/05/2003 5:18:25 PM PDT by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: Brian S
We'll this really sucks.
32 posted on 08/05/2003 5:19:06 PM PDT by Licensed-To-Carry (Faster Horses, Older Whiskey, Younger Women, More Money)
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To: Argus
There has been a long and often close relationship between
the Anglican and Catholic Churches. In certain situations
there remains a mutual recognition of the validity of key
doctrines, liturgies, and practices. And the Catholic
Church continues to hold the faith and moral teachings as
taught by the Apostles.

I understand that there is also an Anglican Use liturgy
within the Catholic Church, wherein the Book of Common Prayer
is used for the Mass (with minor updates). So there is no need
to lose the liturgy Anglicans may be familiar with.

Resources for those interested in the Catholic faith:

Catholic Answers
www.catholic.com
A superb site for clearing away the myths propagated by too many.
Offers free on-line library that examines all the major issues,
free on-line archive of over 1,500 hours of radio/audio material,
plus magazines, books, pamphlets, tracts, videos, and more.

Coming Home Network
www.chnetwork.org
Provides fellowship, encouragement and support for Protestant
pastors and laymen who are somewhere along the journey or
have already been received into the Catholic Church.

Biblical Evidence for Catholicism
www.biblicalcatholic.com
Dave Armstrong's monster site. Eclectic, fun, exhaustingly
detailed, personal, moving, and more.

And may God bless your journey where ever it takes you.
33 posted on 08/05/2003 5:19:08 PM PDT by polemikos (This Space for Rant)
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To: Petronski
I smell SCH ISM!

The Schism is the depraved souls who have dragged the Church into the gutter. They must be left behind as the disgraced few by the majority who are clearly outraged by this despicable act.

Let this be the dawning of the AMERICAN ANGLICAN CHURCH.

34 posted on 08/05/2003 5:19:30 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Brian S
I don't think God is very happy with the Episcopal Church right now. The expression, hate the sin and not the sinner, only goes so far. Morality takes another hit.
35 posted on 08/05/2003 5:19:52 PM PDT by Reagan Man
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To: Brian S
Jesus: "Follow me and I will make you fishers of men"

Episcopal Church: "Hello Sailor!!! You look fabulous!!! Let's go find some men!!!"

36 posted on 08/05/2003 5:19:59 PM PDT by keithtoo (Tax Cuts - A robber who doesn't steal from you isn't GIVING you a VCR!!)
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To: Petronski
I'll say it again: THIS IS ONE BISHOP WHO I DON'T WANT LAYING HANDS ON ME! (At least not without washing them first!)
37 posted on 08/05/2003 5:20:16 PM PDT by churchillbuff
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To: montag813
Do you think there's anyone out there thinking...Well, I wasn't going to break off from the Church, but since mongate813 said I should in BIG CAPITAL LATTERS - hmmm...the BIG CAPITAL LETTER argument is so convincing that I must now reconsider.
38 posted on 08/05/2003 5:20:32 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: Credo
#23..Well said!
39 posted on 08/05/2003 5:20:45 PM PDT by Guenevere (...a Florida resident for almost 30 years!!)
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To: Licensed-To-Carry
We'll this really sucks.

Literally in the case of the 'bishop'

40 posted on 08/05/2003 5:21:01 PM PDT by DaBroasta (GRID will eventually cure homosexuality)
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To: BCrago66
I'll say it again: THIS IS ONE BISHOP WHO I DON'T WANT LAYING HANDS ON ME! (At least not without washing them first!)
41 posted on 08/05/2003 5:21:09 PM PDT by churchillbuff
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To: Guenevere
Yes, but don't forget that many of the Presbyterian USA congregations are also conservative and do NOT support the gay agenda being shoved down our throats either!
42 posted on 08/05/2003 5:21:17 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Shadowfax
What was the name of that book back in the 70's? 'Satan is Alive and Well on Planet Earth' wasn't it?
43 posted on 08/05/2003 5:21:44 PM PDT by Maria S ("This time I think the Americans are serious. Bush is not like Clinton. I think this is the end" Uda)
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To: Brian S
Jude 1 says it all.

4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

44 posted on 08/05/2003 5:21:54 PM PDT by Russell Scott (When Christ's Kingdom appears, all of man's problems will disappear.)
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To: Brian S
Episcopalians.......aren't they the same as the Unitarians, a psuedo-religeous liberal cult?
45 posted on 08/05/2003 5:22:14 PM PDT by Godebert
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To: Brian S
When something claiming to be Christianity gives spiritual immorality a pass and makes a priest of someone in open sin, it isn't Christian. You can call it anything you like; but, if you try to call it Christian, the word of God will testify against you as the liar you are. Pure and simple.
46 posted on 08/05/2003 5:22:20 PM PDT by Havoc (If you can't be frank all the time are you lying the rest of the time?)
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To: FreeTheHostages
And so are the continuing churches (aka Anglican, in America).
47 posted on 08/05/2003 5:22:20 PM PDT by Eala
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
...the gay agenda being shoved down our throats either!

Colorful metaphor!

48 posted on 08/05/2003 5:24:40 PM PDT by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: Guenevere
2 Tim 4:3-5 NIV

Remember believing Episcopalians and all those who call on the name of the Risen Lord Jesus Christ, you ARE the Church.

49 posted on 08/05/2003 5:24:55 PM PDT by Credo
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To: BCrago66
#38...and your point is?

I say mongate813 feels passionately about what just happened & needed a venue & big letters to express himself & his displeasure.

And ya know, he just might have convinced more folks than you know!

50 posted on 08/05/2003 5:25:00 PM PDT by Guenevere (...a Florida resident for almost 30 years!!)
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