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Jim McGreevey to begin Episcopal seminary classes
New York Daily News ^ | Saturday, September 1st 2007, 4:00 AM | CHRISTINA BOYLE

Posted on 09/04/2007 6:55:06 AM PDT by fgoodwin

Jim McGreevey to begin Episcopal seminary classes

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2007/09/01/2007-09-01_jim_mcgreevey_to_begin_episcopal_seminar.html
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BY CHRISTINA BOYLE
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Saturday, September 1st 2007, 4:00 AM

Jim McGreevey, the nation's first openly gay governor, is returning to the classroom Tuesday as a seminary student.

The former New Jersey governor will begin full-time studies at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in Chelsea, where he will pursue a three-year Master of Divinity program.

McGreevey, 50, switched denominations from Roman Catholic to Episcopalian earlier this year and has expressed an interest in becoming a priest.

"I hope that Jim McGreevey finds some contentment and satisfaction in his new role as an Episcopalian priest," said Tom Giblin, the Democratic Party chairman during McGreevey's run for governor.

"He had an ability to heavily connect with all different types of folks ... that should be of enormous benefit in his new role."

McGreevey has up to a year to choose a specific course of study, but the program is designed for students preparing for life in the ordained ministry.

McGreevey shocked the nation in 2004 by declaring himself "a gay American" in a nationally televised speech with his stunned wife and parents at his side.

cboyle@nydailynews.com


TOPICS: Current Events; Mainline Protestant; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: anythinggoes; apostasy; apostates; ecusa; episcopalchurch; gayclergy; gaypriests; heresy; heretics; homosexualagenda; jimmcgreevey; nopoofters; ruleone; tec

1 posted on 09/04/2007 6:55:07 AM PDT by fgoodwin
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To: Huber; sionnsar

Please ping your Anglican list.


2 posted on 09/04/2007 6:56:56 AM PDT by fgoodwin (Fundamentalist, right-wing nut and proud father of a Star Scout!)
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To: fgoodwin

“I hope that Jim McGreevey finds some contentment and satisfaction in his new role as an Episcopalian priest,” said Tom Giblin, the Democratic Party chairman during McGreevey’s run for governor.

I hope Jim McGreevey takes some step to make amends to the people he placed at risk of grave danger while getting his rocks off, instead of making himself a poster child for “Gay America”.


3 posted on 09/04/2007 7:00:22 AM PDT by Roberts
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To: Roberts

What Rest Stop on the Jersey Turnpike is he going to set up shop at?


4 posted on 09/04/2007 7:01:19 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: fgoodwin
"He had an ability to heavily connect with all different types of folks ... that should be of enormous benefit in his new role."

"Heavily connect"? What does that mean, exactly? Does it require a wide stance?

5 posted on 09/04/2007 7:02:16 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the Constitution?)
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To: fgoodwin

“I hope that Jim McGreevey finds some contentment and satisfaction in his new role as an Episcopalian priest,” said Tom Giblin, the Democratic Party chairman...”

This guy thinks the priesthood is all about contentment and satisfaction. Like changing a job. Or maybe a lifestyle. Or sexuality. Or...

Eh. Pride and selfishness.


6 posted on 09/04/2007 7:04:08 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: fgoodwin

>> McGreevey shocked the nation in 2004 by declaring himself “a gay American” <<

No, he didn’t: He got busted by the Israeli agent whose pants he tried to get into by giving him the Homeland Security position to.

By the time he announced himself “a gay American,” his resignation was already required of him.


7 posted on 09/04/2007 7:08:10 AM PDT by dangus
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To: massgopguy
What Rest Stop on the Jersey Turnpike...

You mean "What Rest Room at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church..."

8 posted on 09/04/2007 7:12:28 AM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: FormerLib

He may have many choices!


9 posted on 09/04/2007 7:16:07 AM PDT by ejo
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To: fgoodwin
McGreevey, 50, switched denominations from Roman Catholic to Episcopalian earlier this year and has expressed an interest in becoming a priest.

Our gain, your loss.

10 posted on 09/04/2007 7:26:56 AM PDT by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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To: Lady In Blue; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; nickcarraway; Romulus; ...

A reverse journey.


11 posted on 09/04/2007 7:28:03 AM PDT by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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To: fgoodwin

As if the poor Episcopal Church doesn’t have ENOUGH problems!


12 posted on 09/04/2007 7:34:07 AM PDT by TaxachusettsMan
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To: NYer

He’ll fit right in there.


13 posted on 09/04/2007 7:40:38 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: fgoodwin
his new role as an Episcopalian priest

Is the Episcopal Church truly so far gone that they would let this come to pass?

It is one thing to accept homosexuals into the priesthood -- not a pretty or a wise thing, IMO -- but it is entirely another thing to accept a man who was corruptly using his position to advance his sexual interest at the expense of the safety and security of his state.

And this redemption thing that now seems to happen instantly when an evil-doer is exposed...this is crazy.

I'd guess that his admission to the priesthood would make the split in the Episcopal Church utterly beyond hope of reconcilliation. But maybe it is already...perhaps those who know about such things can comment.

14 posted on 09/04/2007 7:41:39 AM PDT by SergeiRachmaninov
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To: NYer

Crossing the Styx?


15 posted on 09/04/2007 7:45:11 AM PDT by Huber (And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. - John 1:5)
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To: NYer
McGreevey, 50, switched denominations from Roman Catholic to Episcopalian earlier this year and has expressed an interest in becoming a priest.

Our gain, your loss.

He sinned like he did as governor while STILL calling himself a Roman Catholic? --THAT was too close for comfort.....good luck to the Episcopals. -and prayers!

16 posted on 09/04/2007 7:46:14 AM PDT by tioga
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To: fgoodwin

What a travesty!


17 posted on 09/04/2007 8:02:32 AM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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18 posted on 09/04/2007 8:05:29 AM PDT by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: SergeiRachmaninov
Is the Episcopal Church truly so far gone that they would let this come to pass?

Um, yeah. Hey, they accept as a bishop a fellow, Sprong, who denies Christ. What's a little homosexuality compared to that?

--Fairview, ex-Episcopalian

19 posted on 09/04/2007 8:07:11 AM PDT by Fairview ( Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.)
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To: fgoodwin
Jim McGreevey to begin Episcopal seminary classes

(Dana Carvey "Church Lady" emulator on)
"Isn't that special?!"
20 posted on 09/04/2007 8:08:43 AM PDT by VOA
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To: SergeiRachmaninov
I'd guess that his admission to the priesthood would make the split in the Episcopal Church utterly beyond hope of reconcilliation.

They have Bishops that have done the same; his behavior isn't shocking by ECUSA standards.

21 posted on 09/04/2007 8:15:16 AM PDT by PAR35
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22 posted on 09/04/2007 8:38:50 AM PDT by Huber (And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. - John 1:5)
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To: fgoodwin

You can’t make this stuff up...Well maybe you can...It actually sounds like some bit Rush’s people would come up with.


23 posted on 09/04/2007 8:44:56 AM PDT by opus86
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i just hope he doesnt get in any fights with other seminarians, i wouldnt want them to step outside and exchange blows.


24 posted on 09/04/2007 9:10:14 AM PDT by stillwaiting
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To: fgoodwin

which Episcopal Diocesan bishop signed off on this travesty - NY or NJ?


25 posted on 09/04/2007 9:59:40 AM PDT by elpadre
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To: opus86

Maybe it’s a taste of what’s to come: flaming libs openly and proudly infiltrating mainstream religions.


26 posted on 09/04/2007 10:07:00 AM PDT by polymuser (There is one war and one enemy.)
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To: Huber

“Father McGreevey, is that an aspergillum in your pocket or are you happy to see me?”


27 posted on 09/04/2007 1:34:17 PM PDT by Gman (AMIA Priest)
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To: stillwaiting
i just hope he doesnt get in any fights with other seminarians, i wouldnt want them to step outside and exchange blows.

They might even come to fisticuffs.

28 posted on 09/04/2007 6:38:55 PM PDT by xJones
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To: NYer

How about baptisms using “inclusive” bathhouses?


29 posted on 09/04/2007 8:05:08 PM PDT by stan_sipple
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To: stan_sipple

You guys!!!!


30 posted on 09/04/2007 8:54:08 PM PDT by altura
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To: sionnsar

Actually, the interesting thing to watch for will be just how quickly they “fast-track” him through seminary in order to create a new “poster-boy”...

If I was a betting Priest I’d say no more than two years until he’s “ordained”.


31 posted on 09/04/2007 9:56:04 PM PDT by Gman (AMIA Priest)
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To: SergeiRachmaninov
Yes, the split is so far beyond reconciliation that there is no interest in such a thing. We are in court. The Episcopal church is not a Christian church.
32 posted on 09/05/2007 5:53:58 AM PDT by Bainbridge
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To: Gman

So, how long until he makes bishop?


33 posted on 09/05/2007 10:54:34 AM PDT by polymuser (There is one war and one enemy.)
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To: elpadre

No bishop has signed off on it, at least not yet.

One can enter into a course of study (including for an M. Div.) without being a candidate for holy orders. One of the members of my parish got his M. Div. last year and has no intention of pursuing ordination.

In order for someone to pursue ordination in the Episcopal Church they have to first go though a discernment process within their parish; that process is not something that’s just an hour meeting and a signature, it takes some time. The Vestry of the Parish and it’s Rector or Vicar (there’s a difference) have to then vote to recommend the candidate to the Bishop. There’s another discernment process, and then the Bishop decides to sign off. Or, not.

What would be interesting here is to find out if the ex-Governor is now considered a member in good standing in an Episcopal parish anywhere, and then find out if he has entered the discernment process there. Where does he live? Is he going to church regularly there?


34 posted on 09/05/2007 12:12:45 PM PDT by RonF
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To: RonF

and hopefully that discernment process doesn’t go forward unless he has demonstrated relationship with the parish (has he served the people and the institution) and above all what is his voiced relationship with our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ.


35 posted on 09/05/2007 3:22:15 PM PDT by elpadre
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To: elpadre

“.....and above all what is his voiced relationship with our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ.”

or is that a concern in The Episcopal Church that has strayed so far from its traditional teachings..


36 posted on 09/06/2007 5:20:58 AM PDT by elpadre
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To: fgoodwin

The Episcopal Church has become a non-Christian cult.


37 posted on 09/06/2007 5:43:18 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: polymuser
These National Council of Churches are the starting point:

• African Methodist Episcopal Church
• The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
• Alliance of Baptists
• American Baptist Churches in the USA
• Diocese of the Armenian Church of America
• Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
• Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
• Church of the Brethren
• The Coptic Orthodox Church in North America
• The Episcopal Church
• Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
• Friends United Meeting
• Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
• Hungarian Reformed Church in America
• International Council of Community Churches
• Korean Presbyterian Church in America
• Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
• Mar Thoma Church
• Moravian Church in America Northern Province and Southern Province
• National Baptist Convention of America
• National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.
• National Missionary Baptist Convention of America
• Orthodox Church in America
• Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA
• Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
• Polish National Catholic Church of America
• Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
• Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.
• Reformed Church in America
• Serbian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. and Canada
• The Swedenborgian Church
• Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch
• Ukrainian Orthodox Church of America
• United Church of Christ
• The United Methodist Church •

38 posted on 09/06/2007 5:48:45 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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