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  • Following Jesus While Rejecting the Bible? Yet Another Tragedy in Mainline Protestantism

    05/14/2011 7:34:47 PM PDT · by rhema · 23 replies
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | 5/11/11 | Albert Mohler
    Yet another denomination has voted to ordain openly homosexual candidates to its ministry. Yesterday, the Presbyterian Church (USA) presbytery of the Twin Cities in Minnesota voted to approve a change to the church’s constitution that will allow the denomination’s 173 presbyteries to ordain persons without regard to sexual orientation. The Twin Cities presbytery cast the deciding vote in what is now a 33-year effort to remove all restrictions on homosexuals serving in the church’s ordained ministry. It became the 87th presbytery to affirm the action of the church’s 219th assembly last summer authorizing the constitutional change. The action not only...
  • Three hours of devotion (LIVE)

    04/22/2011 9:10:45 AM PDT · by hiho hiho · 1 replies
    St Thomas Church, NYC ^ | April 22, 2011 | St. Thomas Church, NYC
    http://www.saintthomaschurch.org/music/services/show/1785 click listen now
  • Facing Mecca for Lent?

    03/19/2011 3:29:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Get Religion ^ | March 18, 2011 | Mollie
    I’m still here in Israel on an Act For Israel media fellowship. After many days, packed with meetings, yesterday we visited the Golan Heights. On our way from there, we stopped at Yardenit, a site on the Jordan River where, in honor of Jesus’ baptism near there, some are baptized into the Christian faith.While there, a young woman was wearing a white robe indicating she was to be baptized. I overheard a conversation she was having with someone else. She said she was going to be baptized but “not really” as she’s not very religious and just wanted to...
  • Episcopalian Alberto Cutie's new show to focus on ... Catholics? Wha...?

    01/29/2011 1:56:30 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | January 28, 2011 | Carl Olson
    I made a solemn New Year's resolution (complete with a long, unblinking stare while swearing with my hand placed upon a copy of "O" magazine) to not waste much more time or cyber ink on Alberto Cutie. But then I read this interesting bit of "news":Alberto Cutie, a priest who was forced out of the Catholic Church because of the fact that he married a woman is now getting his own reality TV show (Fox) in a bizarre turn of events.I thought, "That's strange: I don't remember Cutie being forced out of the Catholic Church." I do remember that he...
  • Boston Globe portrays homosexual Episcopal bishop as crusader for progress

    01/02/2011 5:26:49 PM PST · by massmike · 26 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | December 31, 2010
    The most powerful propaganda is often the most subtle. If a person is portrayed as doing great, humanitarian things versus doing divisive or hurtful things, that person's cause and message are also given a psychological boost. In today's culture wars the mainstream media does this in spades. When writing about people involved in these issues, there is rarely any middle ground -- as we've warned pro-family people for years. Although the casual reader may not realize it, the media takes this very seriously. On Dec. 5 the Boston Globe ran a prominent feature article on Bishop V. Gene Robinson, the...
  • Historic Lesbian Marriage in Boston Cathedral Unites Top Clergy of Episcopal Church

    01/02/2011 7:58:44 PM PST · by marshmallow · 69 replies
    PR Web ^ | 1/2/11
    The historic marriage of Episcopal Divinity School, dean and president, the Very Reverend Katherine Hancock Ragsdale and Mally Lloyd, Canon to the Ordinary, took place today at the Cathedral Church of St Paul in Boston.The Episcopalian bishop of Massachusetts began 2011 by solemnizing the first lesbian marriage - of two senior Episcopalian clergy - at Boston's St Paul's Cathedral Saturday (January 1). The marriage of Episcopal Divinity School, dean and president, the Very Reverend Katherine Hancock Ragsdale and Mally Lloyd, Canon to the Ordinary, was the first lesbian marriage solemnized by the Right Reverend M Thomas Shaw SSJE, Bishop Diocesan...
  • Maryland Anglo-Catholics begin the journey home

    10/27/2010 2:28:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Inside Catholic ^ | October 27, 2010 | Brian Saint-Paul
    With Pope Benedict XVI's Anglicanorum Coetibus clearing away the obstacles for Anglicans to reunite with Rome, some Episcopal parishes are doing that very thing. This past Sunday, Baltimore's Mount Calvary Episcopal Church voted to join the Catholic Church, making it the first congregation in Maryland to do so.The small Anglo Catholic parish at Madison Avenue and Eutaw Street was feeling increasingly alienated from the Episcopal Church as it accepted priests who did not believe in what most of the congregation saw as the foundations of the faith, according to Warren Tanghe, a former Episcopal priest who is now attending...
  • creepy Interfaithy UN-connected Cathedral in NYC

    09/27/2010 6:42:23 AM PDT · by mikalasukala · 12 replies
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | September 23, 2010 | Consigliere5
    Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC: The Grand Procession of the Ghouls, Blessing of the bicycles, the creepy Peace Fountain, The Peace Altar, Paul Winter’s Earth Mass and Summer/Winter Solstice concert, Blessing of the Animals, Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski, The Temple of Understanding, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, William Irwin Thompson, The Lindisfarne Association, Madeleine L’Engle, Rev. James Parks Morton, United Nations Sunday, and Christa: a crucifix depicting Christ as a woman… and more!
  • Where is the vigil for Americans killed by illegal aliens?

    09/16/2010 11:16:42 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | September 16, 2010 | Dave Gibson
    On Tuesday night, a group of 40 Episcopal bishops from around the country attended a weekly vigil in Douglas, AZ, held for those who have died trying to cross illegally into the U.S. The advocacy group known as Frontera de Cristo has been conducting the vigils along the Pan-American Highway since 2000. The group placed crosses on the sidewalk and spoke the names of those who died attempting the illegal crossing. The bishops are in Arizona for a meeting of the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church, and have been visiting with illegal aliens and listening to their stories...
  • One God of Love and Peace: Muslim/Christian Event at Episcopal Church in Va

    09/10/2010 9:34:15 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 92 replies
    St. Thomas Episcopal Church website event announcement ^ | 9 Sept 2010 | church website event announcement
    One God of Love and Peace: Muslim/Christian Event on Saturday, September 11 Submitted by sdaughtry on Thu, 09/09/2010 - 10:49am. St. Thomas Episcopal Church invites you to gather on Saturday, September 11 at 2pm to celebrate and give thanks for our common humanity as brothers and sisters created by one God. Dr. Imad Damaj of the Virginia Muslim Coalition and the Rev. Susan N. Eaves will read passages from the Koran and the Christian Scriptures that speak of our shared understanding of the God who calls us into community, love of God, and love of neighbor. Please join us for...
  • Catholic parish (in Alaska) to host Episcopal Church ordination of gay rights proponent

    08/12/2010 1:57:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | August 12, 2010
    Katharine Jefferts Schori, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, will ordain an Episcopal cleric from New York State as the Episcopal bishop of Alaska on September 4. The ceremony will take place at a Catholic parish in Anchorage. Until recently, Lattime was a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester’s Committee for Gay and Lesbian Ministry, which “seeks to further the cause of recognition and legitimization of lesbian and gay relationships within the church and in civil society.” Lattime is married and has three children. “Catholic churches are consecrated or blessed buildings which have an important theological and liturgical...
  • [CATHOLIC/ANGLICAN CAUCUS] Friday quiz

    08/06/2010 5:32:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | 8/6/2010 | Diogenes
    An Episcopalian bishop has been restored to authority in the Diocese of Pennsylvania, despite an earlier suspension for his gross mishandling of sex-abuse complaints. An ecclesiastical tribunal found that the bishop could not be deposed for his misconduct, because it occurred 35 years ago and the statute of limitations had tolled. The decision came down on Wednesday. What do you suppose happened on Thursday? The major television networks led their morning news coverage with the story?The New York Times launched a 5-part series of front-page reports on sexual abuse in the Episcopal Church?SNAP held a press conference demanding that the...
  • Gay Episcopal Bishop Advises UM Church to "Get into Trouble"

    07/21/2010 8:54:59 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies · 2+ views
    Virtue Online ^ | 7/20/10 | Jeff Walton
    A United Methodist congregation should conduct same-sex marriages despite the possibility of negative consequences, according to Bishop Gene Robinson of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire. "I'm here to tell you that when you speak about God's limitless, boundless and unimaginable love, you will get into trouble: I promise you, I know this," Robinson said to the congregation. Robinson both gave a sermon at the invitation of Foundry's Senior Pastor, Dean Snyder, as well as answered questions from church members during an informal session following the Sunday morning worship services. Robinson's sermon was part of a month-long "outstanding preacher" series...
  • Gene Robinson, Former Ugandan (Anglican) Bishop Hail Sexuality without Boundaries (*BARF*)

    06/11/2010 5:07:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies · 239+ views
    Institute on Religion & Democracy ^ | 6/10/2010 | Jeff Walton
    Decrying as “missionaries of hate” U.S. Christians who preach in Africa against homosexual practice, a former bishop of the Anglican Church of Uganda spoke June 8 at a liberal think tank in Washington, D.C.Christopher Senyonjo was hosted by Bishop Gene Robinson of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, the first openly gay bishop to be consecrated in the Anglican Communion. Robinson has served as Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP) since March. The two spoke about anti-homosexuality legislation in Uganda, which they blamed upon U.S. evangelicals. They also called for a broader effort to decriminalize homosexual practices...
  • Anglicans cut Episcopalians from ecumenical bodies

    06/08/2010 10:25:38 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 49+ views
    LONDON, CA (AP) -- The Anglican Communion has suspended U.S. Episcopalians from serving on some interfaith bodies because of the election of a lesbian as a bishop in California. The U.S. church opened a rift in the global communion, and within its own ranks, seven years ago by electing a gay man, V. Gene Robinson, as bishop of New Hampshire. Conservative African Anglicans have taken a lead in opposing moves in the United States and Canada to promote gays and to bless homosexual relationships.
  • Washington National Cathedral Ponders Sale of Rare Books

    06/05/2010 6:40:17 AM PDT · by tellw · 22 replies · 431+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 5, 2010 | Anne Gowen
    Over the past two years, economic hard times have loomed as large at Washington National Cathedral as the Gothic spires that grace the city's skyline. The cathedral has slashed its budget from $27 to $13 million, outsourcing its gift shop operation and shuttering its popular greenhouse and its continuing education college for clergy. Three rounds of layoffs have reduced the staff from 170 to 70, including, at the end of this month, the cathedral's conservator and the liturgist who oversaw the April memorial service for civil rights pioneer Dorothy Height.
  • Video Episcopal Ordination Lesbian Bishop (pagan rituals and smudging)

    05/21/2010 10:26:48 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies · 816+ views
    cmr ^ | May 21, 2010 | Matthew Archbold
    The Consecration of Mary Glasspool as an Episcopal bishop on Saturday was incredible. They had odes to Mother Earth, random pagan rituals, a smudging ceremony to increase their relationship to plants or something, a smidge of ancestor Worship thrown in, and don't forget the dancing Girls. And, of course, there's guitars. There's always guitars. And by the way there didn't seem to be a whole lot of Jesus at least in the first hour or so that I saw. You can see the video here. AFP reports:A 56-year-old lesbian was ordained as a bishop by the Episcopal church here Saturday,...
  • Anglican rift deepens over Episcopalian ordination of lesbian bishop

    05/16/2010 8:56:49 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 29 replies · 796+ views
    The Times ^ | 5/17/2010 | Giles Whittell in Washington, and Ruth Gledhill
    The Anglican rift over homosexual clergy has grown deeper than ever after the ordination in California of the Church’s first lesbian bishop. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, had previously called the move regrettable and warned that it called into question the place of the US Episcopalian Church in the global Anglican Communion. Mary Glasspool, 56, was ordained on yesterday in front of 3,000 supporters — and two protesters — in the Long Beach Arena, south of Los Angeles. Canon Mary Glasspool after her ordination as bishop in a Los Angeles arena Calling herself a “reconciling person”, she offered...
  • Episcopal Church Ordains Its 2nd Openly Gay Bishop : This Time, Bishop Is Woman.

    05/15/2010 5:41:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies · 954+ views
    ap ^ | May 15, 2010
    Seven years after the Episcopal Church caused an uproar by consecrating its first openly gay bishop, it has done the same thing again -- only this time with a woman. The Rev. Canon Mary Glasspool, of Baltimore, was ordained and consecrated on Saturday, making her the second openly gay bishop in church history and one of the first two female bishops in the Diocese of Los Angeles' 114-year history. Breakaway Episcopal conservatives have formed a rival church, the Anglican Church in North America. Several overseas Anglicans have been pressuring Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, spiritual leader of the world's 77...
  • Ex-Episcopal bishop returns to flock

    05/04/2010 8:38:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 430+ views
    Times Union ^ | May 3, 2010 | SCOTT WALDMAN
    Daniel W. Herzog became an outspoken national opponent of ordaining gay clergy after he retired from the ministry in 2007. He made news that year when he and two other diocesan bishops left the Episcopal Church to join the Roman Catholic Church. The Episcopal Church, the American wing of the worldwide Anglican Communion, had been in turmoil following the consecration in 2003 of V. Gene Robinson as its first openly gay bishop.Herzog's return was announced this week by Albany Bishop William Love. Both Herzog and his wife, Carol, left the church. Herzog was one of only a handful of Episcopal...
  • Journey Home - May 3, 2010 - Fr. Christopher Phillips, Former Episcopal minister

    05/03/2010 8:52:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 200+ views
    ewtn ^ | May 3, 2010
    Fr. Christopher Phillips with Pope Benedict XVI Fr. Christopher G. Phillips is the pastor of Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he has served for nearly twenty-seven years. He is the founding pastor of the first Anglican Use parish, erected in 1983 under the terms of the Pastoral Provision. Fr. Phillips was ordained as an Anglican for the Diocese of Bristol, England, in 1975. After serving as Curate for three years at St. Stephen Southmead, he returned to the United States and served in two Episcopal parishes in the Diocese of Rhode Island....
  • COMMUNIQUÉ FROM THE PRIMATES COUNCIL OF GAFCON/FCA

    04/10/2010 8:50:49 AM PDT · by hiho hiho · 146+ views
    GAFCON ^ | April 10, 2010
    Grateful for the gracious guidance of the Holy Spirit, and the leadership of the Most Reverend Peter J. Akinola, the Primates Council of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (GAFCON/FCA) met in Bermuda from April 5 through 9, 2010. The Primates Council consists of Primates (Senior Archbishops) of Anglican Provinces who met together in Jerusalem in June 2008 as part of the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON). Their determination to give witness to the life transforming gospel of Jesus Christ and the trustworthiness of the Bible led to the establishment of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (FCA). FCA is a movement...
  • Protestant Organist Finds Musical Home in the Catholic Church [Gary Marks[

    04/06/2010 9:15:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies · 306+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | April 6th, 2010 | Patricia Coll Freeman
    Protestant Organist Finds Musical Home in the Catholic Church April 6th, 2010 by Patricia Coll Freeman On the third Sunday in Lent, high in the choir loft of Holy Family Cathedral in Anchorage, a born and bred West Virginian Baptist directed a group of Catholic singers and worshipers through the prayerful notes of the Latin Agnus Dei.But at Pentecost, Gary Marks, the cathedral’s new music director and Baptist-turned-Episcopalian with a Methodist divinity degree, comes home to the Catholic Church guided by the Holy Spirit along the mellifluous thread of sacred music.God’s Musical Direction“The church and music have always been tied together for...
  • Barbie Gets Ordained, and Has the Smells-and-Bells Wardrobe to Match

    04/06/2010 7:01:28 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies · 838+ views
    Religion News Service ^ | 4/5/10 | Leanne Larmondin
    (RNS) With her careers as veterinarian, astronaut and U.S. president behind her, Barbie has at last found her true calling: as a second-career Episcopal priest. The 11.5-inch-tall fictional graduate of Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, Calif., has donned a cassock and surplice and is rector at St. Barbara’s-by-the-Sea in (where else?) Malibu, Calif. She arrived at the church fully accessorized, as is Barbie’s custom. Her impeccably tailored ecclesiastical vestments include various colored chasubles (the sleeveless vestments worn at Mass) for every liturgical season, black clergy shirt with white collar, neat skirt and heels, a laptop with prepared...
  • EWTN - The Journey Home - Monday March 22 - Fr. Donald Calloway

    03/22/2010 9:56:27 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 448+ views
    EWTN ^ | March 22, 2010
    March 22 Fr. Donald Calloway Former Episcopal FROM Aquinasandmore blog We recently had the opportunity to interview Fr. Donald Calloway M.I.C., well-known Marian priest, popular speaker and presenter, and author of the new book No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy.Our interview:Father, our readers and customers know your name from your many books and talks, but can you give us some more information about your background?IÂ’m a convert to the Catholic faith. I was born in 1972 to non-Christian parents; my parents were not members of any religion. When my mother remarried I was adopted and baptized into the...
  • Confirmation of lesbian as Episcopal bishop causes regret in Canterbury

    03/19/2010 10:06:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 525+ views
    cna ^ | March 19, 2010
    Mary Douglas Glasspool. Los Angeles, Calif., Mar 18, 2010 / 11:34 pm (CNA).- On Wednesday, the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles reported the approval of the election of Mary Douglas Glasspool as their first openly partnered lesbian assistant bishop. The decision drew sharply contrasting reactions from those within the Episcopal community, including dissatisfaction from the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. Glasspool, 56, was elected bishop in December of last year but had to wait for consent from the Office of the Episcopal Church, which was confirmed yesterday. Upon hearing of her election confirmation, Glasspool was reported by the LA...
  • Episcopal Church Approves 2nd Gay Bishop

    03/17/2010 7:43:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies · 894+ views
    New York Times ^ | 03/17/2010 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    A majority of bishops and dioceses of the Episcopal Church have approved the election of the church’s second openly gay bishop, the Rev. Mary D. Glasspool, a decision likely to increase the tension with fellow Anglican churches around the world that do not approve of homosexuality. The worldwide Anglican Communion, the network of churches connected to the Church of England, has been in turmoil since the Americans elected their first openly gay bishop, V. Gene Robinson, in New Hampshire in 2003. Theological conservatives in the Communion say the Bible condemns homosexuality, while liberals say the Scripture is open to interpretation....
  • ndings and beginnings: Controversial archbishop of Nigeria Peter Akinola steps down with purpose

    03/10/2010 8:43:46 AM PST · by rhema · 6 replies · 206+ views
    WORLD ^ | March 13, 2010 | Mindy Belz
    It's a strange phenomenon when weather—or anything—slows the archbishop of Nigeria, Peter Akinola. But that's what happened when record snowfall in Washington last month forced the cancellation of a long-anticipated celebration, known among Anglicans as a festal eucharist, to commemorate Akinola. The stout, 66-year-old clergyman, who friends say gets by on three to four hours' sleep a night and keeps a travel schedule to rival any gold-status f requent flier, will step down March 25 as head of the Anglican church in Nigeria—at 20 million, the largest Anglican communion in the world. The event that was to include national and...
  • Ritualism vs. Grace

    03/03/2010 4:09:28 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 20 replies · 364+ views
    biblebb.com ^ | 19th Century | Anglican Bishop J.C. Ryle
    Now "strengthening of the heart" is one of the great wants of many professing Christians...They want to realize more tangible comfort. They fancy they ought to feel more and see more...Where shall they turn? What shall set their consciences at rest? Then comes the enemy of souls, and suggests some shortcut road to establishment. He hints at the value of some addition to the simple plan of the Gospel, some man-made gimmick, some exaggeration of a truth, some flesh-satisfying invention, some improvement on the old path, and whispers, "Only use this, and you shall be strengthened."... "Come to us," says...
  • St. Luke's Anglican Church's Petition to United States Supreme Court Denied

    03/03/2010 11:36:07 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies · 457+ views
    stlukesanglican.org ^ | March 1, 2010 | Debbie Kollgaard
    LA CRESCENTA, Calif. – March 1, 2010 – St. Luke’s Anglican Church has learned today that the Supreme Court of the United States has denied its petition for writ of certiorari filed in December of last year. St. Luke’s asked the Court to decide whether California courts violated the First Amendment of the United States Constitution by conferring on The Episcopal Church and its Diocese in Los Angeles a special power – not available to nonreligious persons or nondenominational churches – to seize St. Luke’s property and take over its corporation based on its religious affiliation. Since its founding, the...
  • Declining membership hurts Episcopal churches in Northern California

    02/22/2010 7:34:26 AM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies · 346+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/22/10 | Jennifer Garza
    She sings the litany. He delivers the sermon. It is Sunday morning at All Saints Episcopal Church in Sacramento and both the Revs. Michael and Betsey Monnot preside over the worship services, one of several ways the church keeps down expenses. "We trade off duties every week," said Betsey Monnot. The two priests, who are married and have two children and another due in three weeks, said the church could afford one full-time clergyperson. So they agreed to job-share and serve as co-rectors. "When you're a small church, you have to be creative," said Michael Monnot. He echoes a message...
  • Inside 815 (Episcopal Church USA headquarters)

    02/13/2010 7:22:34 AM PST · by hiho hiho · 3 replies · 287+ views
    YouTube ^ | February 11, 2010 | websterglobe
    Katharine Jefferts Schori and David Booth Beers talk things over.
  • Episcopal rival sues for Anglican church's assets

    02/12/2010 1:52:38 PM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies · 297+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/12/10 | Sue Nowicki - Modesto Bee
    MODESTO – The Episcopal-Anglican battle in Stanislaus County got very personal this week when the Episcopal faction filed a lawsuit against St. Francis Anglican Church in Turlock seeking control of the its assets. The suit was filed Monday in Stanislaus Superior Court by the Rev. Jerry Lamb, bishop of the Modesto-based Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin. It names the Rev. Gerald "Gerry" Grossman and nine members of the church's vestry, or ruling body, as well as the St. Francis parish as defendants. St. Francis is the first parish in the diocese to face an individual lawsuit in the dispute that...
  • Crew of 9 at Episcopal Church Center abruptly fired (Hypocrisy ALERT)

    02/07/2010 3:57:29 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 33 replies · 1,061+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | February 7th 2010 | Albor Ruiz
    They worked for years cleaning and maintaining the Episcopal Church Center in midtown Manhattan. But after they were fired on Dec. 30, nine hard-working people are in desperate need of divine intervention. "We came to work on Dec. 30 as every day, hoping to leave a little earlier to celebrate the new year," said Bronx native Héctor Miranda, a father of three. "But when we got to the building we were told that we no longer worked there. Just like that. They picked the date well to fire us." Now, without the means to support his family, Miranda has no...
  • Bishop Gene Robinson claims Bible does not address ‘monogamous’ same-sex relationships

    02/05/2010 6:01:10 AM PST · by NYer · 58 replies · 1,039+ views
    cna ^ | February 5, 2010
    Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson Washington D.C., Feb 5, 2010 / 03:20 am (CNA).- The first openly homosexual Episcopal bishop, V. Gene Robinson, has claimed that the Bible does not address the ethics of “monogamous, lifelong” homosexual relationships. He suggested that the people of St. Paul’s times did not realize that some people were “affectionally oriented” to their own sex.On Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., CNSNews.com spoke to Bishop Robinson about St. Paul’s condemnation in the Book of Romans of “unnatural” relations and “indecent acts” between members of the same sex. CNSNews.com asked if St....
  • Wicca’s Invitation

    01/15/2010 6:49:16 AM PST · by hiho hiho · 28 replies · 761+ views
    Institute on Religion & Democracy ^ | January 14, 2010 | Jeff Walton
    Wicca’s Invitation Pagan practices are meeting with an increasingly receptive audience in the Episcopal Church. Is it the consequence of an unmet need? The following article originally appeared in Forward in Christ Magazine, and is reproduced with permission. The monthly meditation had a playful air about it. “A crone is an old woman. A crone is a witch. A crone is a wise woman. Which one will you be, my friend? Which one I?” Wrapped around a rite for “croning”, the meditation embraced a history of mystical women and offered prayers to “Mothering God” and “Eternal Wisdom.” But the article...
  • The Hypocrisy of the Left

    12/29/2009 9:01:30 AM PST · by ezfindit · 10 replies · 570+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12/28/2009 | Robin of Berkeley
    I have been looking for God my whole life. I first recognized Him in the black foster parents I worked with who manifested Christ-consciousness. I then found him four years ago, when my parents died three weeks apart and I was carried by a force stronger than myself. And more recently, as I’ve gone from left to right, I have discovered him in the many conservatives guiding me, such as AT readers.
  • Priest in Britain Advises Congregation to Shoplift

    12/21/2009 4:41:16 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 25 replies · 841+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 12/21/2009 | Staff
    A priest in Britain is under fire Monday for advising his congregation to shoplift in tough economic times, the Daily Mail reports. Father Tim Jones, a 41-year-old clergyman at St. Lawrence Church in York, England, said that shoplifting — rather than prostitution or burglary — is sometimes the best option for poor people struggling to make ends meet, according to the Web site. "My advice as a Christian priest is to shoplift," Jones reportedly told churchgoers during his Sunday sermon. "I do not offer such advice because I think that stealing is a good thing, or because I think it...
  • Caligula Converts, Makes His Horse a Bishop (Caution: Satire)

    12/14/2009 5:30:38 AM PST · by markomalley · 1 replies · 279+ views
    Anglican Curmudgeon ^ | 12/6/2009 | A. S. Haley
    (ENS, Rome) The Emperor of Rome, Gaius Caligula, announced yesterday that he had become a convert to Christianity, and that the Roman Empire would now become the "Episcopalian Empire." In celebration of this momentous event, he said that he would make his horse, Incitatus, a bishop in the Episcopal Church. "I have learned that the Episcopal Church is a very inclusive church," he said in an interview with Empirical News. "Their Presiding Bishop has said that she will take orders to consecrate any bishop elected in accordance with the rules. Incitatus has been baptized, and so now under the Church's...
  • (R. Albert Mohler, Jr.) When “Gracious Restraint” Fails — The Real Anglican Tragedy

    12/13/2009 9:15:23 AM PST · by markomalley · 3 replies · 341+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 12/07/2009 | R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    The election of a second openly-homosexual bishop in the Episcopal Church hardly came as a surprise. Given the actions of the church in its General Convention this past summer, the question was clearly not if there would be more openly-gay bishops, but when. The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles answered that question on Saturday, electing the Reverend Mary D. Glasspool of Baltimore as an assistant bishop. She is expected to be consecrated as bishop on May 15 in Los Angeles.Ms. Glasspool was elected on the seventh ballot, winning 153 clergy votes and 203 lay votes. Her election followed the election...
  • As American As "Mom, Apple Pie, And Sodomy?" Remembering Jesse Dirkhising

    12/13/2009 5:57:45 AM PST · by joeclarke · 7 replies · 871+ views
    JoeClarke.net ^ | 12/13/2009 | JoeClarke.Net
    It does not matter so much what God thinks of sodomy [I have it on good report, that He does not think well of it, despite that modern liberal churches and synagogues have all but sanctified it], but how can the American people accept this new found glory in all things homosexual? Will they allow the Safe School Czar Jennings and his cohorts [members of of GLISN and NAMBLA] to thrust their USDA Approved buggery on public school children? Now that the Jenning' FistGate has been outed, proving that the Gay Lobby has, indeed, very diabolical plans to ramrod (forgive...
  • Episcopalians select Minnesota bishop to serve Upstate diocese (SC)

    12/13/2009 5:34:23 AM PST · by markomalley · 216+ views
    Myrtle Beach Sun News ^ | 12/13/2009 | Carolyn Click
    A Minnesota bishop with Deep South roots was elected Saturday the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina. The Rev. W. Andrew Waldo, pastor of Trinity Episcopal Church in Excelsior, Minn., emerged as the winner on the third ballot, defeating five other candidates. Among the six vying for the post were three South Carolinians, including the dean of Columbia's Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, the Very Rev. Philip C. Linder. "I'm so happy to be returning to the South, and coming to South Carolina," Waldo said by telephone from his Shorewood, Minn., home. He said his first task will...
  • L.A. Episcopal Diocese elects openly gay bishop

    12/07/2009 6:55:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies · 763+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/5/2009 | Larry B. Stammer and Paul Pringle
    Reporting from Los Angeles and Riverside - The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles on Saturday elected the first openly gay bishop since the national church lifted a ban that kept gays out of its highest ordained ministry, a move that deepened divisions between liberals and conservatives in the faith. Clergy and lay leaders, meeting in Riverside for their annual convention, chose the Rev. Canon Mary D. Glasspool, 55, who has been in a committed relationship with another woman since 1988, from a field of six candidates. She is a canon, or senior assistant, to the Diocese of Maryland bishops. Glasspool's...
  • Mary Glasspool, active homosexual, elected bishop of LA

    12/05/2009 2:56:43 PM PST · by qwertyz · 20 replies · 1,367+ views
    Stand Firm ^ | 12/05/09
    BREAKING: Diocese of Los Angeles Elects Non-Celibate Lesbian As Suffragan Bishop
  • LA Episcopal diocese elects first woman bishop

    12/05/2009 1:39:46 PM PST · by NYer · 14 replies · 659+ views
    AP ^ | December 5, 2009
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles elected the first female bishop in its 114-year history Friday but ended voting for the day with one of two openly gay candidates still vying for the second bishop's position.Rev. Diane M. Jardine Bruce, rector of St. Clement's-By-The-Sea Episcopal Church in San Clemente, was elected Friday at the diocese's annual convention to replace one of two retiring assistant bishops.Bruce, who was elected in the convention's third ballot, is a former bank executive who has spent the past 12 years working as a priest in Orange County.Voting for the second spot did...
  • US Anglicans elect woman bishop (Episcopals...also may elect lesbian bishop)

    12/05/2009 3:13:19 AM PST · by markomalley · 2 replies · 265+ views
    The US Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles has elected the first female bishop in its 114-year history but ended voting for the day with one of two openly gay candidates still vying for the second bishop's position. Reverend Diane M. Jardine Bruce, rector of St Clement's-By-The-Sea Episcopal Church in San Clemente, was elected at the diocese's annual convention to replace one of two retiring assistant bishops. Rev Bruce, who was elected in the convention's third ballot, is a former bank executive who has spent the past 12 years working as a priest in Orange County. Voting for the second spot...
  • (MA Episcopal) Diocesan clergy now allowed to marry all eligible couples (incl. Same-Sex)

    12/01/2009 2:42:55 PM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies · 627+ views
    Episcopal DIocese of Massachusetts ^ | 11/29/2009 | Episcopal Bishop Thomas Shaw
    As of Nov. 29, clergy of the diocese may solemnize marriages for all eligible couples, Bishop M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE has announced.  The decision comes after a long discernment process leading up to and continuing after the action of General Convention this past July allowing that “bishops, particularly in dioceses within civil jurisdictions where same-gender marriage is legal, may provide generous pastoral response to meet the needs of members of this church.” The full text of Bishop Shaw’s statement follows. Advent I, November 29, 2009 Christian marriage is a sacramental rite that has evolved in the church, along with confirmation,...
  • Apostate Churches Feed Muslim Obama

    11/29/2009 4:34:53 AM PST · by freedomyes · 15 replies · 963+ views
    faithfreedom.org ^ | Nov 28 09 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    The false religion is all around us. Those churches that have turned against the Word of God, Christ as God, and the proclamation of personal salvation through His forgiving mercy, aid in damning America. Those churches clustered into denominations add to the demonic force.
  • Pope opens door to (more) married Episcopal priests

    11/16/2009 12:50:04 PM PST · by meandog · 19 replies · 768+ views
    Religion News Service ^ | Nov. 15, 2009 | By NICOLE NEROULIAS
    Former Episcopalians who have found a traditional refuge in Catholicism, where the priesthood remains closed to women and openly gay clergy, are applauding the Vatican’s plan to help additional dissatisfied conservatives convert. But while the welcome extends to married priests — a narrow loophole in the Catholic Church’s celibacy requirement — most of those who have already converted say they want to remain rare exceptions. “We trust the church’s wisdom regarding the discipline of celibacy,” said the Rev. D. Paul Sullins, who left the Episcopal Church 10 years ago with his wife and recently surveyed his colleagues on this issue....
  • Set aside 'fear and anxiety,' bishop says

    11/16/2009 7:46:37 AM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 334+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 11/16/9 | Jennifer Garza
    Hundreds of worshippers packed into Sacramento’s Trinity Cathedral on Sunday morning to hear the nation’s leader of the Episcopal Church talk about the need to embrace change. “Changing isn’t the problem,” said Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori in her message. “Our fear and anxiety about it is.” Jefferts Schori spoke to a supportive and welcoming crowd. After all, she interned at the midtown cathedral 16 years ago. Sunday she returned to deliver a message of hope and change for the Episcopal Church that has been marked by controversy in recent years. Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church for three...