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Twenty-First Century Excommunication
Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/7/2011 | Mollie Ziegler Hemingway

Posted on 10/07/2011 4:21:21 PM PDT by Argus

When the Church of the Good Shepherd in Binghamton, N.Y., left the Episcopal Church over disagreements about what the Bible says about sexuality, the congregation offered to pay for the building in which it worshiped. In return the Episcopal Church sued to seize the building, then sold it for a fraction of the price to someone who turned it into a mosque.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Mainline Protestant; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: episcopagan; episcopaganism; episcopagans; episcopal; episcopalianssatan; homosexualagenda; liberalprotestants; pervertedtheology; stickitinarse; yukdispicable
The heretics running the Episcopalian hierarchy are now expelling the orthodox. "Bishop" Jefferts Schori is quoted in the article as saying she'd prefer to sell churches to Muslims or saloonkeepers rather than faithful Christians who defy her radical agenda. Solution for old-school Anglicans - Cross the Tiber.
1 posted on 10/07/2011 4:21:23 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Argus
In return the Episcopal Church sued to seize the building, then sold it for a fraction of the price to someone who turned it into a mosque.

Omg, I'm sorry, that's just a freaking HOOT!

Just look at how the wisdom of this world is proving itself folly.

2 posted on 10/07/2011 4:24:39 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: the invisib1e hand

One wonders how the mother church would have treated a bid by the congregation to become Islamic and buy the joint?


3 posted on 10/07/2011 4:27:41 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Argus

Yep. It is a common practice for Moslems to built mosques on the sites of Christian churches. Normally it’s done as part of warfare, but in this era, the warfare is taking place in a subtle manner. Soon to come to a community near you.


4 posted on 10/07/2011 4:29:42 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: Argus

“”We can’t sell to an organization that wants to put us out of business,” said Bishop Jefferts Schori, who added that her job is to ensure that “no competing branch of the Anglican Communion impose on the mission strategy” of the Episcopal Church. Indeed she has no complaint with Muslims, Baptists or barkeepers buying Episcopal properties—only fellow Anglicans.”

I had to read this a few times. I suspected at first the article had to be satire. But I think Schori actually said that. A brief moment of truth.


5 posted on 10/07/2011 4:34:02 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Argus

Thats what Homosexual Perverts of Either SEX do when they are able to grab the Power!! No Homosexual really believes in GOD or Christianity! Their’s is a life of perverse self gratification!! Thats ALL!! They have no comassion for what is right verses wrong nor GOD’S WORD!!


6 posted on 10/07/2011 4:34:55 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: Argus

"Bishop" Jefferts Schori is quoted in the article as saying she'd prefer to sell churches to Muslims or saloonkeepers rather than faithful Christians who defy her radical agenda.

7 posted on 10/07/2011 4:42:04 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: Argus

Wow. Just...wow.


8 posted on 10/07/2011 4:45:39 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Argus

An appropriate response would be basically to excommunicate the Episcopalian church from the Anglican communion, but a step further, that they will *not only* no longer be recognized as Anglican, but they will also no longer be recognized as Christian, having doctrinally renounced the divinity of Christ.

In turn, this means not only no ecumenism with the Episcopalians, but even to no longer respect their sacraments as sacred. Those baptized by that organization, or confirmed or married will have to be re-sanctified by either an Anglican, Catholic, or Orthodox diocese, for these things to be recognized as legitimate.

This is so serious that other Protestant denominations cannot remove the “taint” of the Episcopalians, if they are willing to denounce the heresies of the Episcopalian church. They can only obtain absolution with confession, renouncing heresy and sacrilege, and to swear allegiance to all Christian articles of faith.


9 posted on 10/07/2011 4:51:32 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Argus

In not so many years a child will read a book and ask his parents, “What was the Episcopal church?”


10 posted on 10/07/2011 4:52:54 PM PDT by MeganC (Are you better off than you were four years ago?)
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To: MeganC

They will be reading that book in Arabic.


11 posted on 10/07/2011 5:04:47 PM PDT by Waywardson (Carry on! Nothing equals the splendor!)
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To: MeganC

As a former Episcopalian, I think most people would be shocked at the number of horsesarse that now wander into the near-empty pews at an Episcopal Church. Certainly, one thing stands out: The women are more masculine than the men. Another thing is the leadership’s general ignorance of scripture in general. I could go on, but the recall is painful.


12 posted on 10/07/2011 5:09:53 PM PDT by Melchior
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To: redpoll

Plus they are already zoned for houses of worship.


13 posted on 10/07/2011 5:15:07 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, serve my country, love my wife and daughter, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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14 posted on 10/07/2011 5:20:16 PM PDT by narses ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions." Chesterton)
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To: Argus
"Bishop" Jefferts Schori is quoted in the article as saying she'd prefer to sell churches to Muslims or saloonkeepers rather than faithful Christians who defy her radical agenda. Solution for old-school Anglicans - Cross the Tiber.

I wouldn't be so sure....
Read a Qur'an Day [Promoted by "US Catholic" ]
Catholic church in Cologne collects money for a mosque
A Catholic Church (in Venice Italy) Turns Into A Mosque (each Friday)
Muslim-Catholic pact to foster respect
Muslims Get "Prayer Room" at Catholic University
Allah Takes Over Catholic Church
Vatican's pact with Islam

15 posted on 10/07/2011 5:21:21 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2703506/posts?page=518#518)
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To: Argus

I fear the Prysbyterian Church USA will find themselves in the same boat for the same reason. There is much anger in our church when the leadership voted to allow guy clurgy.


16 posted on 10/07/2011 5:28:46 PM PDT by Vinylly
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To: Argus
In return the Episcopal Church sued to seize the building, then sold it for a fraction of the price to someone who turned it into a mosque.

WOW!! Just wow.

17 posted on 10/07/2011 5:30:08 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: redpoll
Yep. It is a common practice for Moslems to built mosques on the sites of Christian churches. Normally it’s done as part of warfare, but in this era, the warfare is taking place in a subtle manner. Soon to come to a community near you.

Churches, Synagogues and national symbols. Case in point the new ground zero victory mosque supported by Mayor Bloomberg. I read someplace that in the city of Alexandria Egypt archeologists believe they found the tomb of Alexander the Great, but there was a mosque over it, so this is nothing new.

18 posted on 10/07/2011 5:30:41 PM PDT by YankeeReb (No matter what, AB0 in 2012.)
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To: icwhatudo
"We can't sell to an organization that wants to put us out of business," said Bishop Jefferts Schori,

But to those who want to blow us up or cut off our heads.... no problem!

This "woman" needs prayer, but I don't know if I can bring myself to it.

19 posted on 10/07/2011 5:35:57 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: YankeeReb

Yes, and I find it a little insulting that they think the World Trade Center is one of our greatest national symbols.

The Hagia Sophia was a much better national symbol.


20 posted on 10/07/2011 5:37:56 PM PDT by WPaCon
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To: Argus

What if the overwhelming majority of the parish of the Good Shepherd voted to be received into the Orthodox Church, after the normal Catechesis? And what if they (or their new Diocese) wanted to keep, or buy, the building. What would Jefferts-Schori do then?


21 posted on 10/07/2011 5:40:28 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Argus

Tell them to quick bury a pig on the property!!!


22 posted on 10/07/2011 5:49:21 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Argus
The vindictive Schori has accomplished one thing for sure:

Those that have left the Episcopal church will NEVER return.

23 posted on 10/07/2011 6:04:49 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: redpoll

Yep. . and if Christians don’t get their priorities right and start supporting their Christian churches both financially and with their presence in their towns, they’ll wake up one day with the Muslim call to prayer being broadcast from mosques on every street corner five times a day. Too late then.


24 posted on 10/07/2011 6:09:26 PM PDT by Twinkie (BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA is certainly a good little Community "Organizer".)
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To: Argus
"It's unconscionable for a Christian to impose such a condition on a fellow Christian, telling them who they can and can't worship with and who they can and can't affiliate with."

I find it unconscionable for a church to abandon the Scriptures. Homosexuality is a sin, and the Bible knows nothing about female priests/pastors.

25 posted on 10/07/2011 8:33:37 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Mister Da

You got that right. We move on. Most days, it is not even on my mind.


26 posted on 10/07/2011 10:55:54 PM PDT by Rosie405
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To: Alex Murphy
Read a Qur'an Day [Promoted by "US Catholic" ]
Catholic church in Cologne collects money for a mosque
A Catholic Church (in Venice Italy) Turns Into A Mosque (each Friday)
Muslim-Catholic pact to foster respect
Muslims Get "Prayer Room" at Catholic University
Allah Takes Over Catholic Church
Vatican's pact with Islam

It's true. The French and German bishops have got to be THE most liberal in the ENTIRE world, and the American bishops are deluded by visions of a "successful" multisectarian society (the U.S.) into supporting rapprochement at the expense of theological soundness.

And they all have a very profound effect on the Vatican's PR...

27 posted on 10/09/2011 7:13:47 AM PDT by MegaSilver
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To: Alex Murphy
Read a Qur'an Day [Promoted by "US Catholic" ]
Catholic church in Cologne collects money for a mosque
A Catholic Church (in Venice Italy) Turns Into A Mosque (each Friday)
Muslim-Catholic pact to foster respect
Muslims Get "Prayer Room" at Catholic University
Allah Takes Over Catholic Church
Vatican's pact with Islam

It's true. The French and German bishops have got to be THE most liberal in the ENTIRE world, and the American bishops are deluded by visions of a "successful" multisectarian society (the U.S.) into supporting rapprochement at the expense of theological soundness.

And they all have a very profound effect on the Vatican's PR...

28 posted on 10/09/2011 7:14:03 AM PDT by MegaSilver
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To: Alex Murphy
...give 'em enough rope...

It happens every time. Prance in and limp out. lol!

29 posted on 10/09/2011 7:26:41 AM PDT by smvoice (The Cross was NOT God's Plan B.)
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