Skip to comments.Lesbian priest among nominees for Episcopal bishop
Posted on 08/28/2007 5:59:55 PM PDT by fgoodwin
The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago included an openly lesbian priest among five nominees for bishop Tuesday, as fellow Anglicans demand that the church bar gay bishops.
The Rev. Tracey Lind, dean of Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland, who has a female partner, will be on the November 10 ballot.
If she wins, she would be the second bishop living with a same-sex partner in the Episcopal Church. New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson, who has a male partner, was consecrated in 2003, pushing the world Anglican Communion to the brink of schism.
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You gotta love those “churches” that put their sexual deviants on a pedestal. The Catholic Church tried it and they got creamed. Weird how that works.
As a Lesbian, she is a shoe-in.
We now know the answer to the age-old question, “Say, who do you have to screw to get elected Episcopalian bishop in this joint?”
The field for the next Episcopal Bishop of Chicago is out and Yips has the early line. The line-up seems to be pretty much standard-issue TEC left. There's the obligatory homosexual. This guy's on the board of Planned Parenthood. And the Rev. Margaret Rose, TEC's Director of Womens Ministries, is famous for this celebrated episode.
What's going to happen? Some liberal will win but don't hold me to that. Don't know who the favorite would be at this point but I'm pulling for Rose. I have to figure that her consecration ceremony would be extremely interesting. Perhaps even vaguely Christian.
A surprise to the Captain and a disappointment to this department is the absence of Chicago's own Bonnie "
It's a Walther 9mm Semiautomatic, Not Oysters Rockefeller It's a River, Not a Pie" Perry from consideration as the homosexual candidate. I still think Ms. Perry's " It's a Tilapia Filet, Not a Belt Sander It's a River, Not a Pie" was a great sermon and I looked forward to beating that concept to death some more reading more of her contributions.
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It makes me very sad to see what has become of my former denomination.
But nobody is so bad as to be useless. They can always serve as an Awful Warning.
The Catholic Church didn’t put them on a pedestal, especially not like this. This is not to minimize the enormous stain and scandal caused by the homosexual priests and pedophiles, but it is a distinctly different type of issue.
Both are bad, but the Vatican has never wavered on this issue.
And I, as a Protestant, am immensely grateful during this time of chaos among those who claim Christ.
Thank you and I agree with the “sin of omission” comment. While Ignatius of Antioch said to paraphrase, “Where the Bishop is, there is the Church,” it is also true that the Road to Hell is paved with the skulls of bishops.
Perhaps theres a church equivalent of the moviebiz I know a girl so dumb, she slept with the writer.
Oh joy. :-(
God bless the faithful in this struggle. In the end, Jesus will win, no matter who says what in this age.
(Obscure literary reference.)
She’s a codfish, not a priest!!!!
How does a homosexual justify their actions with scripture? Do they argue that those passages against homosexual activity are bogus? I don’t understand it.
“By their fruits shall ye know them.”
Sodom and Gomorrah are well and alive today... hope the brimstone and fire rain down soon.
If the priestess wins, that will be the end of the TEC’s membership in the Anglican Communion!
We are not sophisticated enough to understand the nuance of the Gospels, and any enlightened person would recognize that it is questionable whether that misogynist Paul's letters should remain part of the Canon at all!
Born, baptized and raised a Roman Catholic. Sorry!
This is a wacky religious cult that is centered on promoting homosexuality and replacing Jesus with the United Nations Millenium Development Goals.
I’m a Latin Rite Catholic and I’ve been reading these stories and have to be honest and say that I see a consistent “disconnect”.
Most of these articles say the ECUSA is “on the brink of schism” or some other such language.
As an outsider it looks to me like there is a full scale schism (if not multiple) in the ECUSA. Folks seem to be fleeing to Conservative Anglican bodies (or setting up their own) or heading Orthodox or Catholic so they can run across either river as they don’t have time to sink.
Am I wrong? And if I am right, would this really have any impact on what is already happening?
This should be interesting. I have a vote in this election.
If you ever saw or heard their tortured, insane, interpretation of Romans Chapter 1 you wouldn't know whether to laugh or cry.
First off, its hard if not impossible to find a homosexual-advocate "Christian" who really believes scripture is God's Word, inerrant. So that's their starting point with the bible--they pick and choose what to believe in it.
Secondly, most of the attempts at interpreting around the relevant scriptural passages are for purpose of the consumption of well meaning, but but biblically illiterate lay persons. By this I mean the ones making the arguemnts don't believe scripture anyway, and are being fundamentally disingenuous by trying to convince people who still do believe the scripture--what they know of it.
The arguments are illogical and inconsistant, but are as follows:
-Old Testament law doesn't apply..."after all we don't worry about eating shellfish do we?" Of course this ignores 2000 years of church history where OT ceremonial law (such as Kosher food regulations or animal sacrifices)since the book of Acts have never been seen to apply to Christians while at the same time, consistently, OT sexual morals (made even more strict, for example by outlawing polygamy) DO APPLY. The ridiculous thing is that ALL sexual perversions we as a society condemn in morals and law, have their basis in the Old Testament. So throw out the OT rules on homosexuality, and one has no basis to condemn incest, bestiality, necrophilia, pedophilia, etc.
-OT examples of homosexual activity condemned (Sodom and Gammora, the Benjamite rebellion, primarily) are reread into actually being a failure of being "hospitable" to guests (so important, we are told, in Ancient Near East society). Of course this too is contrary to the text, and to the consistent interpretation for more than 2000 years in Judaism and then Christianity. It's really stupid, and clearly just distorting the text to fit one's predetermined goal.
-New Testament: St. Paul is seen either A) as speaking only of abusive homosexual relationships (not "monogamous" ones) or, B)he just had a personal problem...and was a self-hating homosexual himself...
Also ridiculous, esp. "A)" as just a purposeful distortion.
-Jesus is also pitted against Paul "after all Jesus didn't speak against homosexuality!"
Also a dumb point, as Jesus isn't recorded to have spoken to a number of subjects. He wasn't recorded to condemn incest or bestiality either...but Jesus made clear, he AGREED with the OT Jewish Law on ALL POINTS.
So, in the final analysis, the homosexual proponents don't themselves really care what scripture says, but, for public consumption, they do make bogus arguments--usually emotionally based, which talk around the clear teachings of the bible. Many Christians are confused as to the relationship of the OT to the NT, so that is exploited. Also many Christians do tend to pit St. Paul against Jesus, as they don't understand the NT, so, that too is exploited.
Bottom line is though, that the homosexual lobby in the organized Church hate God's Word, and are happy to abuse it to further their agenda.
Then you’ll really see the ‘grits’ hit the fan and more and more Episcopalians will leave. Didn’t they learn their lesson the last time?
More of Satan’s work, mark it. Cast it out, into the swine, into the sea.
I think so too. It would be taken as a deliberate slap in the face to the whole World Anglican Communion, and rightfully so. It could mean nothing else--not only a ridiculous airhead bimbo but a homosexual bimbo at that.
Unfortunately the Anglican Communion and the ABC don’t have the cojones to kick us out — the ECUSA knows this full well.
They’ve been pushing the envelope, and with nothing more than an occassional slap on the wrist, the Communion is reinforcing TEC’s self-destructive behavior.
TEC is betting the Windsor Report is not worth the paper its written on, and that all the huffing and puffing will amount to no more than a bunch of hot air.