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  • Malcolm Boyd dies at 91; Episcopal priest took prayer to the streets

    02/28/2015 2:35:50 PM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 27, 2015 | Mary Rourke
    The Rev. Malcolm Boyd, the Episcopal priest whose book "Are You Running With Me, Jesus?" took prayer out of church onto the city streets in a slangy vernacular not found in Sunday missals, has died. He was 91. Boyd died Friday under hospice care in Los Angeles from complications of pneumonia, according to Robert Williams, spokesman for the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. Boyd delivered riffs on life's grittier problems — the white racists afraid of integration, or teenage girls who get pregnant — with a candor that was rarely heard from a priest leading a community at prayer.
  • Kansas Episcopal church hosts chili fundraiser for abortion

    01/15/2015 2:53:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    worldmag.com ^ | Jan. 13, 2015, | Courtney Crandell
    St. James Episcopal Church in Wichita, Kan., plans to host a “Chili for Choice” fundraiser for Planned Parenthood on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, helping to pay for abortion while other churches are encouraging participation in pro-life events, including a march in the Kansas capital. The fundraiser supports Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri with “an evening of stimulating conversation, refreshments and CHILI!” The ticket costs range from the $20 “income-sensitive” option to the $1,000 “Scorching Serran Patron.” Until 1967, the Episcopal church condemned both abortion and infanticide. But in 1967, the church embraced abortion law reform and...
  • Church to host Planned Parenthood Celebration of 42 Years of Abortion.

    01/02/2015 4:07:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 41 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 2, 2015 at | saynsumthn
    A Wichita church will be hosting a celebration of abortion for Planned Parenthood. St. James Episcopal Church will celebrate 42 years of abortion with Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid Missouri on January 22, 2015 for their Chili for Choice. January 22, 2015 will be the 42nd anniversary of legalized child killing through abortion under the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade decision. According to the most recent abortion stats, in 2011, Guttmacher, reports that 1.06 million abortions were performed nationally.
  • WashPost Buries Hit-and-Run Death Caused by Female Episcopalian Bishop; Front-paged...

    01/02/2015 2:30:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    News Busters ^ | January 1, 2014 | Tim Graham
    Which offense is more serious? Denying a lesbian communion at a Catholic funeral? Or a female Episcopalian bishop hitting and killing a bicyclist? The Washington Post has picked (A). In 2012, they splashed across the front page (with a picture) that lesbian activist Barbara Johnson was denied communion at her mother's funeral. On December 30, the Post buried a hit-and-run-bishop story on page B5 with the headline “Bishop put on leave after fatal crash: Episcopal diocese says Heather Cook drove car that killed bicyclist.” .......
  • Muslims Chant to Remove Jesus at Washington’s National Cathedral

    11/20/2014 8:22:54 AM PST · by Biggirl · 59 replies
    Israel Today ^ | November 20, 2014 | David Lazarus
    It looked like a chilling scene from a Last Days, anti-Christ-takes-over-the-world disaster movie. Hundreds of Muslims take over America’s most notable church, prostrate on their prayer rugs as their unified chant echoes out in full volume: “There is only one god, he begets not and I bear witness that Muhammad is His only servant and Apostle."
  • Woman Who Proclaimed Jesus During Islamic Prayer Service at National Cathedral: I Love Muslims

    11/18/2014 7:54:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 106 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/18/2014 | Alex Murashko
    Christine Weick, the Christian woman who snuck into the invitation-only Islamic prayer service last Friday afternoon at the Washington National Cathedral, said that although she interrupted the service to proclaim the name of Jesus and tell worshippers inside to stay away from U.S. churches, she loves Muslims. "God has a love for them. He does, 'God so loved the world.' That includes Muslims. I have a love for them. They are a beautiful people. Most of them are very kind," Weick, 50, told The Christian Post Sunday. The service held inside the Episcopal church was meant to promote interfaith prayer...
  • Washington National Cathedral Hosts Islamic Prayers; Lone Protester Interrupts Service

    11/15/2014 5:26:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/15/2014 | Stephanie Samuel
    The Washington National Cathedral hosted it first Muslim prayer service Friday afternoon in an effort to promote interfaith prayer and improved global relations between Muslims and Christians. The Muslim prayer service held at the Washington National Cathedral was briefly disrupted by a protester, according to a local NBC report. "Jesus Christ died on that cross over there!" a woman said loudly, immediately after announcements at the beginning of the service were made. "He is the reason why we are to worship only him. Jesus Christ is our lord and savior!" According to the NBC report, she continued, "We have built,...
  • Muslim Brotherhood To Commemorate Genocidal Jihad At DC’s National Cathedral [graphic image at site]

    11/13/2014 5:11:31 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 15 replies
    Richard Viguerie's Conservative HQ ^ | November 12, 2014 | George Rasley
    On Friday, November 14 the Washington, DC’s National Cathedral will host a Muslim prayer service organized by the Council on Islamic Relations (CAIR), The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and the All-Dulles Area Muslims Society (ADAMS) Center. The leaders of the National Cathedral told The Washington Post that they hope Friday’s service at the historic cathedral will foster more understanding and acceptance between Christians and Muslims around the world. However, there is ample evidence to suggest that the Muslim participants have a different motive for choosing November 14 to hold their prayers in...
  • Episcopal priest praises new Planned Parenthood clinic as “safe place for the .......

    09/25/2014 10:40:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    LIVE ACTION ^ | Susan Michelle
    FULL TITLE: Episcopal priest praises new Planned Parenthood clinic as “safe place for the termination of pregnancy” It’s certainly no secret that some churches support the choice to abort. While it’s counter-intuitive to the Christian faith, which began with Mary’s unplanned pregnancy, it’s a reality in 2014 that many who identify as Christian also identify as pro-choice. Despite this troubling truth, it’s still disconcerting when a minister of the gospel speaks out and makes a statement welcoming a new abortion facility to his region the same way one might welcome a new business offering jobs to a troubled economy. However,...
  • How To Shrink Your Church In One Easy Step

    08/24/2014 12:21:56 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 42 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 24Aug14 | Alexander Griswold
    By now, we’ve all heard the refrain that U.S. churches need liberalize their teachings on sexuality and homosexuality or rapidly decline. The logic behind the argument is simple: more and more Americans are embracing homosexuality and same-sex marriage, including growing numbers of religious Millennials. So long as churches remain the face of opposition to gay marriage, those churches will shrink into irrelevancy when gay marriage (inevitably, we are told) becomes a settled political issue. These arguments often see church acceptance of homosexuality as a carrot as well as a stick. It isn’t so much that denouncing homosexuality will drive people...
  • Is it Time to Send Lady Liberty Back to France?

    07/20/2014 9:30:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 20, 2014 | Bishop Gene Robinson (Retired)
    Much smaller, poorer countries are opening their gates for refugees from violence-torn parts of the world. Why can't we do the same?Maybe we should just send the Statue of Liberty back where it came from. That long-and-much-beloved iconic statue, standing in New York Harbor, greeting immigrants by the tens of thousands, is inscribed with Emma Lazarus’ poem: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” Our beloved Lady Liberty has been a beacon...
  • Transgender priest to preach at National Cathedral

    06/21/2014 5:16:01 PM PDT · by don-o · 117 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | June 21, 2014
    WASHINGTON – An openly transgender Episcopal priest is set to preach at Washington National Cathedral. The Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge, the Episcopal chaplain at Boston University, will be a guest preacher on Sunday. He'll be the first openly transgender priest to preach from Canterbury Pulpit at the cathedral.
  • First openly gay Episcopal bishop divorces husband

    05/04/2014 4:16:45 AM PDT · by don-o · 62 replies
    AP ^ | May 4, 2014
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The first openly gay bishop in the Anglican church has announced he is divorcing his husband.
  • Gene Robinson, first openly gay Episcopal bishop, announces his divorce

    05/04/2014 4:50:35 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 73 replies
    Religion News ^ | May 3, 2014 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    Bishop Gene Robinson, whose 2003 election as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop rocked Anglican Communion, has announced his divorce from his longtime partner and husband. Robinson, who retired in 2013 as the Bishop of New Hampshire, and his partner of 25 years, Mark Andrew, were married in a private civil union in 2008. The announcement was made public Saturday (May 3) in a statement to the Diocese of New Hampshire. “As you can imagine, this is a difficult time for us — not a decision entered into lightly or without much counseling,” Robinson wrote in a letter. “We ask...
  • ARKANSAS: Pine Bluff Episcopalian priest says he is transgendered

    02/27/2014 11:59:28 AM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Virture online ^ | Rick Joslin
    The Rev. Greg Fry, priest-in-charge at Grace Episcopal Church in Pine Bluff, told his congregation Sunday morning that he is transgendered and identifies himself as a woman, apparently becoming the only working member of the Episcopalian clergy in Arkansas ever to make such an announcement. Church members and officials at Grace Episcopal declined comment on Monday, while one member said church leaders in the vestry were scheduled to meet on Wednesday, after which they may be in a better position to discuss the matter. The Rt. Rev. Larry Benfield, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas, said in a statement...
  • Miller: D.C. police help get firearms to National Cathedral for event to promote gun control

    10/21/2013 5:30:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 18, 2013 | Emily Miller
    The highly restrictive firearms laws in Washington, D.C., are enforced differently depending on your status and political position on gun control. Once again, the D.C. police are using their resources to provide illegal guns for a public relations stunt intended to pressure politicians to pass federal restrictions on the Second Amendment. Outside the Washington National Cathedral on Sunday, blacksmiths will “forge firearms into garden tools” as a symbolic enactment of this year’s theme, “Swords into Plowshares.” The Children's Defense Fund, which is cosponsoring the event, said in a press release that blacksmiths will be using “illegal guns confiscated by the...
  • MILLER: Washington National Cathedral used to attack NRA, destroy illegal guns

    10/21/2013 5:50:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 20, 2013 | Emily Miller
    The Washington National Cathedral, a symbol of unity among faithful Americans, was the site of a politically divisive event promoting gun control on Sunday. Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund, and the Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the cathedral, exited the church service to participate in a event based on a theme of “beating swords into plowshares.” The gun-control leaders donned protective eye gear and took up hammers to bang on the gun parts that blacksmiths had turned red from heat. Before the dramatic performance in Northwest Washington, I interviewed Mrs. Edelman about her...
  • SCREWTAPE PROPOSES AN EPISCOPAL TOAST... TO JOHN SHELBY SPONG With apologies to C.S. Lewis

    10/20/2013 2:42:48 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 10-14-13 | David W. Virtue
    With apologies to C.S. Lewis My dear Wormwood, The Screwtape Letters It's hard to fathom, even by our standards of non-compliance with the Other Side, what a marvelous catch this John Shelby Spong fellow has turned out to be. I doubt we could have created a more perfect model of apostasy and heresy all wrapped up in one man. For more than four decades, he has steadfastly aided and abetted our cause of disbelief. Atheists and skeptics are obvious sinners, but they are not a patch on a man who wears the cloth of his religion while defaming and declaiming...
  • An aging maverick, Charlotte native Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong has no regrets

    10/19/2013 7:19:42 PM PDT · by boatbums · 49 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 10/19/2013 | David Gibson
    At 82, retired and enjoying life, Bishop John Shelby Spong doesn’t have to be the liberal enfant terrible whose pronouncements for gay rights and against traditional dogmas once scandalized Christendom. Indeed, many of the views that once turned the Charlotte native and former Episcopal bishop of Newark into a lightning rod are now regarded as so matter-of-fact that they barely occasion much notice: Ordaining gay clergy and blessing same-sex marriages, for example, or having a female presiding bishop, Katharine Jefferts Schori, the first woman elected to lead a national church in the Anglican Communion. On a range of issues, Spong...
  • Woman arrested after green paint found on organ at National Cathedral

    07/29/2013 9:10:17 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 63 replies
    A wave of vandalism continued to mar some of Washington’s more popular landmarks Monday with at least three more attractions spattered with green paint, and authorities announced the arrest of a woman near one of the incidents at Washington National Cathedral. The latest crimes occurred three days after the Lincoln Memorial was hit in similar fashion. On Monday, the light-green paint was discovered on an organ in the cathedral’s Bethlehem Chapel, in the cathedral’s Children’s Chapel and on the granite base of a statue next to the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. D.C. police said Monday evening that they had...