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  • Oprah tackles new issue: 'Gay is a gift from God' Pastor claims.

    01/20/2009 11:33:16 AM PST · by TaraP · 37 replies · 1,299+ views
    WND ^ | Jan 9th, 2009
    Almighty saying, 'You are good' – no exceptions On the third day of her televised "Best Life" week-long series, even Oprah Winfrey was stunned to hear one of her pastor panelists, Rev. Ed Bacon, declare, "Being gay is a gift from God." With wide eyes, Winfrey responded, "Well, you are the first minister I've ever heard say, 'Being gay is a gift from God,' I can tell you that." The comment was made earlier this month on the "Your Spiritual Journey" segment of Winfrey's "Best Life Week" by Rev. Bacon of the All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, Calif., a...
  • Teaching Children Against the Liberal Tide

    01/18/2009 2:04:27 PM PST · by Jandy on Genesis · 1 replies · 384+ views
    The disintegration of the Episcopal Church in the United States is tragic and telling of a greater national crisis of leadership. The crisis results from moral decline initiated by two seemingly opposite cultural developments: relativism and absolutism. Bible believers have a significant role to play in salvaging America by teaching to our children the moral absolutes that will help them become great future leaders. The first cultural development that contributes to our nation's decline is relativism. Relativism is the notion that every position taken on an issue is equally valid and equally valuable. Many of our children have uncritically bought...
  • Gay Bishop Prayer at Obama Event a Model of Political Correctness Run Amok - Video 1/18/09

    01/19/2009 3:03:18 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 516+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 19, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of the bizarre Episcopal Gay Bishop, Gene Robinson, praying at the inaugural concert held yesterday, January 18, 2009, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Robinson addressed his prayer to the "God of our many understandings." It is a model of politically correct gobbledy-gook. Perish the thought that an Episcopal Bishop would mention the name of Jesus in his prayer, even though Jesus happens to be the Savior of the World according to his own church's theology. . . . . . (watch video)
  • Bishop Gene Robinson gets inaugural role

    01/12/2009 7:44:55 AM PST · by Fractal Trader · 43 replies · 2,264+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 12 January 2009 | Michael Paulson
    Bishop V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, the only openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, has been asked to give the invocation at the first official inaugural activity, a welcome event with the president-elect on Sunday afternoon on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Robinson had been critical of president-elect Barack Obama for asking Rick Warren, the evangelical pastor who encouraged voters to overturn same-sex marriage in California, to deliver the invocation at the inauguration. Episcopal Cafe has an e-mail from Robinson: "I am writing to tell you that President-Elect Obama and the Inaugural Committee have invited me to...
  • 'Principle, not property' [Court: Congregations who protest perversion must forfeit facilities]

    01/06/2009 10:28:30 PM PST · by XR7 · 12 replies · 892+ views
    WORLD ^ | 1/6/09 | Lynn Vincent
    Bad news travels fast. Though tucked away at a clerical retreat in Nigeria, it took only a flash of electrons for Anglican Bishop Martyn Minns to receive news of the California Supreme Court’s property dispute ruling against St. James parish in the city of Newport Beach, Calif. The court on Monday ruled that the congregation, whose facility overlooks luxury yachts afloat on Lido Channel, must surrender that property to the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. St. James is one of about 100 U.S. Episcopal congregations that in recent years have split with the national church hierarchy, first over the ordination...
  • North Augusta church leader steps down, congregation follows (S.Car.)

    01/05/2009 6:01:40 PM PST · by PAR35 · 11 replies · 519+ views
    NBC-Augusta.com ^ | Jan 4, 2009 | Arielle Clay
    NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - The Vicar of St. John's Episcopal Church in North Augusta stepped down Sunday. He says it is because he does not agree with the direction the National Church is taking. Now dozens of his congregants are following him to a new church and new denomination. -snip- Now much of Hartley's congregation is following him to The Church of the Holy Trinity which is forming under the Anglican Church in North America but it is far from easy especially for St. Johns older members.
  • Is heresy better than schism? [Ecumenical]

    12/30/2008 11:05:11 AM PST · by NYer · 25 replies · 907+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | December 29, 2008 | Rod Dreher
    On his TNR blog, Damon Linker flags the schism within the Episcopal Church as the most important and worrying religious development of the past year. Here's an excerpt: With 100,000 members, the schismatic Anglican denomination is so far quite small, though it may well grow if conservative dioceses around the country decide to take the option now presented to them and bolt from the Episcopal Church. But regardless of the numbers involved, the rupture in the church is historically significant and culturally troubling. The Protestant mainline that once ruled and to some extent united the nation continues its decline, split...
  • Bishop Chane expresses concern over Warren selection [Episcopal Cult Barf Warning]

    12/18/2008 9:07:36 PM PST · by kaehurowing · 8 replies · 586+ views
    Episcopal Cafe ^ | December 18, 2008 | Bishop John Bryson Chane
    Bishop Chane expresses concern over Warren selection From Bishop John Bryson Chane: I am profoundly disappointed by President-elect Barack Obama’s decision to invite Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church to offer the invocation at his inauguration. The president-elect has bestowed a great honor on a man whose recent comments suggest he is both homophobic, xenophobic, and willing to use the machinery of the state to enforce his prejudices—even going so far as to support the assassination of foreign leaders. In his home state of California, Mr. Warren’s campaigned aggressively to deny gay and lesbian couples equal rights under the law,...
  • Cal. Episcopal Bishops Oppose Defense of True Marriage

    11/12/2008 5:07:11 PM PST · by tcg · 10 replies · 486+ views
    At the end of the day, that might be the only place pansexual behavior is accepted. The culture seems to be on a march away from the gadarene slide towards the sexual abyss. If The Episcopal Church continues on its present pathway, it may find itself all alone galloping over the cliff edge...
  • Saint Mary the Virgin hosts hot steamy night of Scripture

    11/09/2008 9:29:11 AM PST · by hiho hiho · 9 replies · 474+ views
    On the night before the big election, I was done with campaigning and the last thing I wanted to see was another political commercial. My pre-election tension was high, as a Facebook friend wrote in her status that she felt “the same anxiety as on Christmas Eve when I was six-years-old and I had asked Santa for a bicycle.” I completely understood the sentiment and I needed relief. What better than a night out for trashy tales of sex and smut? And in the fullness of pre-election ambiguity, where better to go for bawdy fare than St. Mary the Virgin,...
  • Church group votes to leave denomination

    11/08/2008 12:25:17 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 621+ views
    7KHQA ^ | Friday, November 07, 2008
    A CHURCH GROUP WITH A HISTORIC TIE TO QUINCY HAS VOTED TO LEAVE ITS DENOMINATION. THE DIOCESE OF QUINCY, FOUNDED IN 1877 AND NOW BASED IN PEORIA, IS HOLDING ITS ANNUAL CONVOCATION AT ST. JOHN'S CHURCH ON HAMPSHIRE STREET THIS WEEKEND. IN AN EARLY SESSION, DELEGATES HAVE VOTED TO SEVER THEIR TIES WITH THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH. THE NOW-RETIRED BISHOP OF QUINCY SAYS THE NATIONAL CHURCH HAS BEEN UNWILLING TO DEFINE COMMON GROUND WITH THOSE WHO HOLD TO TRADITIONAL CHRISTIAN TEACHING AND HAS REJECTED THE AUTHORITY OF THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION. THE DIOCESE, INCLUDING HISTORIC ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, WILL JOIN ANOTHER PROVINCE...
  • Priest goes Muslim, but remains Christian. Episcopalian prays at mosque Fridays, church on Sundays

    06/19/2007 9:42:01 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 75 replies · 1,393+ views
    WorldnetDaily ^ | 06/19/2007
    SEATTLE – A veteran Episcopal priest says she became a Muslim just over a year ago and now worships at a mosque Fridays – but that hasn't stopped her from donning her white collar Sunday mornings. "I am both Muslim and Christian, just like I'm both an American of African descent and a woman. I'm 100 percent both," Rev. Ann Holmes Redding told the Seattle Times. Redding, a priest for more than 20 years, until recently was director of faith formation at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle, the paper reported. Now, she's telling the world about her adherence to...
  • "I am both Muslim and Christian"

    06/17/2007 4:53:37 AM PDT · by SoldierMedic · 395 replies · 5,459+ views
    Shortly after noon on Fridays, the Rev. Ann Holmes Redding ties on a black headscarf, preparing to pray with her Muslim group on First Hill. On Sunday mornings, Redding puts on the white collar of an Episcopal priest. She does both, she says, because she's Christian and Muslim.
  • “Interpreting Christ in a Pluralistic World” (National Cathedral Sermon)

    05/07/2005 4:41:54 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 11 replies · 449+ views
    Washington National Cathedral ^ | April 24, 2005 | The Rev. Dr. George F. Regas
    “Interpreting Christ in a Pluralistic World” The Rev. Dr. George F. Regas Rector Emeritus, All Saints Church, Pasadena, CA, guest preacher Washington National Cathedral Easter V April 24, 2005 There is a story about a minister trying to get serious and speak about the imminence of death and its power over us. His opening sentence was that in 100 years, every member of this church would be dead. And with that, a man in the fourth row began to laugh. Now there is nothing in the world more upsetting and disconcerting to a preacher than to have someone miss the...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury admits: This makes me doubt the existence of God

    01/01/2005 4:22:44 PM PST · by Pikamax · 256 replies · 5,371+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 01/02/05 | Chris Hastings,
    Archbishop of Canterbury admits: This makes me doubt the existence of God By Chris Hastings, Patrick Hennessy and Sean Rayment (Filed: 02/01/2005) The Asian tsunami disaster should make all Christians question the existence of God, Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, writes in The Telegraph today. In a deeply personal and candid article, he says "it would be wrong" if faith were not "upset" by the catastrophe which has already claimed more than 150,000 lives. Dr Rowan Williams: Prayer provides no 'magical solutions' Prayer, he admits, provides no "magical solutions" and most of the stock Christian answers to human...