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To: xzins
Our position on homosexuality is extremely biblical.

Please do not take the following question the wrong way.

If what you are saying is the truth, then why did the African Bishop feel the need to address this issue?
12 posted on 01/08/2008 11:56:17 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: xzins
Actually that should have said :

If what you are saying is the truth, then why did the District Superintendent feel the need to address this issue?
14 posted on 01/08/2008 11:58:21 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie
The Bishop wrote: We are saddened that some United Methodist Churches of the Euro-Western world have questioned over and over again the United Methodist Book of Discipline’s biblical positions on such issues as homosexuality, abortion, and the authenticity of the Scriptures as the Word of God.

He's right about homosexuality and the Scriptures, but he's wrong about abortion. Our position there is still too loose. I can see why he might think if affirms the sanctity of life, but I got the impression reading this declaration that English was a 2d language for him. When you get into the legalese of our abortion position and really parse it, it is lacking.

He is talking about the denomination's reluctance to deal with the "bomb-throwers" who make a mockery of our position.

If we really wanted to stand against it, we'd declare a moratorium on discussing the subject, make it easier to convict those who cause trouble, and remove them from the denomination.

What the Church needs is a section in the Discipline on "Growing a Spine."

17 posted on 01/08/2008 1:05:19 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain! True Supporters of Our Troops Support the Necessity of their Sacrifice!)
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