Skip to comments.Uninvited, Gay Bishop Attends Conference Anyway
Posted on 07/26/2008 6:36:57 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
CANTERBURY, England -- Gene Robinson's bodyguard didn't have to worry this time.
The 40-year-old man who rushed over to Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the worldwide Anglican church, just wanted to shake his hand. "Thank you for bringing the church into the 21st century, for moving things forward," said Martin MacCiarrain, a government employee.
The bodyguard, a retired policeman who trails the American bishop because of death threats, eased back. On Sunday during a sermon Robinson delivered in London, a long-haired man had suddenly leapt up screaming at the American bishop: "Repent! Repent!"
Since Robinson, 61, was consecrated as bishop in New Hampshire five years ago, his presence has threatened to split the 77 million-member Anglican Communion, the world's third-largest church. A traditionalist wing of the church whose leaders include Archbishop Peter Akinola of Nigeria, who condemns homosexuality as an abomination against God's teaching, has been so at odds with welcoming gay people and women that it held its own breakaway meeting in Jerusalem last month.
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When a faction comprises some 90% or more of an organization you do not call it a "wing." Unless you're being dishonest.
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In the good old days someone who turned up to a function uninvited was given the bum’s rush - problem nowadays is that he phrase probably has a whole different connotation and this ‘bishop’ would definately enjoy it!
in the highest ranks of the church.
So is he campaigning for +Rowan Cantuar’s job?
Gee, this reporting isn't biased, is it? What is so hard to understand about "love the sinner, hate the sin"? Everyone is welcome, but self-justifying of sinful activity is not.
Which I'm proud to say our Rector attended.
He is right about this. In fact, homosexuality has already been accepted in the highest ranks of the church. Problem is, soon the "highest ranks" will be the only ranks left. All the Christians will be gone.
They welcome homosexuals. They just don't welcome practicing non-repentant homosexuals.
They also don't welcome practicing, non-repentant embezzlers as church treasurers.
has been so at odds with welcoming gay people and women that it held its own breakaway meeting in Jerusalem last month.
Notice how being a woman is equated with a sinful lifestyle?
Forget God, this is all about Vicky Gene, at least to him.
Now, remind me, when has the good Archbishop ever not welcomed women into the church? This isn't Islam. Men and women are both welcomed to worship together in the church.
The phrasing is as ridiculous as saying "The university did not allow men" when in actuality the university didn't allow men in the women's restrooms. Context is everything.
Scripture can be used to justify anything if it is taken out of context and given a twist. That's exactly what the homosexuals do when they try to claim God is okay with same gender sex.
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