Skip to comments.NY Times Works Mightily to Support the Struggling Dr. Schori
Posted on 06/25/2013 6:55:17 AM PDT by marshmallow
One secular newspaper's "provocative" is an orthodox Christian's "preposterous"
But it is hard, as even the Grey Lady confesses: "But for Katharine Jefferts Schori, since 2006 the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States, memories of Curaçao will always be associated with the controversy that greeted her upon her return another controversy in what has already been a rocky tenure as the head of a troubled, shrinking church."
That's a reference to Schori's sermon of a month ago, in which she ignored the text, context, and everything in between the two in providing a confusing, feminist-inspired interpretation of Acts 16:16-34. Her basic point was that the Apostle Paul was a narrow minded, ungrateful, and selfish jerk (that's a lengthy description of what many feminists otherwise call "men"). As I concluded at the time, after examining Schori's laughable exegesis, "Alas, Schori's attachment to the ideology of the present age and the fads of political correctness blind her to what should be obvious to someone professing to be a Christian."
Yet Schori is sticking to her guns, a description that would undoubtedly offend her. Regardless, she is holding fast to her faith, which apparently rests on being pro-abortion, supporting "gay marriage", and upholding other trendy causes that have ancient roots in the 1960s. This despite the quickening death of the Episcopal brand, as the Times hints at:
Disdain for Bishop Jefferts Schori is common among church conservatives. She is supportive of marriage and ordination for gay men and lesbians, and she has taken a very hard line against dissenting dioceses, many of whose members hold more traditional views. Under her leadership, the Episcopal Church has spent millions of dollars in legal fights to keep the church buildings of congregations whose members have voted to leave the Episcopal...........
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The Church nwever supported the institutiin of slavery. The Church was concerned with individuals and their relationship to God. The institutions as they were, were a given of life on earth. Christtians were and are to be godly under those institutions, whatever those institutions may be. A slsve is to be a good slave. Slaveholding Christians were encouraged to treat their slaves well and/or to free them. Te Church is/wass not concerned with governments or with redistribution of wealth by any but individuals who are to ridistribute their own wealth in the form of alms and good works. The Church traditionally did not support the rulers or bureaucrats taking from some to give to others or to pass laws to any end. Christian individuals are to strive to live saintly lives whatever their circumstances.