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  • America’s unjust efforts to preserve white privilege (COMMENTARY)

    02/18/2015 5:38:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | February 17, 2015 | Father Tom Ehrich
    TUBA CITY, Ariz. (RNS) As I pass through the Navajo Nation on my 4,000-mile drive across America, I catch a disturbing glimpse of a white-power insurgency happening in all regions. White settlement of the Southwest meant dislodging the native population at gunpoint. U.S. Army troops slaughtered the Navajo at will. Whites broke one treaty after another, then forced the Navajo in 1864 onto a “Long Walk” of 300 miles away from their tribal lands. When a pregnant Navajo woman came to childbirth, an impatient Army soldier simply shot her. The Navajo were allowed to return four years later to a...
  • 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...
  • American Bishop Gene Robinson condemns Rick Perry’s anti-gay promotion

    12/27/2011 9:00:00 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 39 replies
    ATV Today ^ | Dec. 16 2011 | Ian Westhead
    The USA’s first openly gay Episcopal bishop, Gene Robinson, has responded to presidential hopeful Rick Perry's anti-gay TV promotion suggesting that "it must break God's heart to see religion used in a political campaign like this." Bishop Robinson of the Episcopal Church showed his distaste in a TV interview with MSNBC and also by writing an opinion piece in the Washington Post newspaper. Perry had stated in his commercial that “You don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can’t...
  • 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...
  • High Priestess of Abortion

    05/08/2009 6:12:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies · 1,169+ views
    American Spectator ^ | May 8, 2009 | Mark Tooley
    The Rev. Katherine Ragsdale will soon become the first female president of Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Openly lesbian, the outgoing chief of a liberal think tank that monitored the Religious Right, and best known for her abortion rights advocacy through the Washington-based Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC), Ragsdale maybe the perfect icon for untrammeled liberal Episcopalianism. But a rather vigorous two-year-old abortion sermon by Ragsdale, assertive even by her standards, has overshadowed her recent appointment. "Abortion is a blessing and our work is not done!" she repeatedly exclaimed at a rally in defense of an abortion clinic...
  • Why We Left the Episcopal Church

    01/08/2007 7:06:05 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 82 replies · 3,375+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 8 January 2007 | The Rev. John Yates and Os Guinness
    When even President Gerald Ford's funeral at Washington National Cathedral is not exempt from comment about the crisis in the Episcopal Church, we believe it is time to set the record straight as to why our church and so many others around the country have severed ties with the Episcopal Church. ...The core issue in why we left is not women's leadership. It is not "Episcopalians against equality," as the headline on a recent Post op-ed by Harold Meyerson put it. It is not a "leftward" drift in the church. It is not even primarily ethical -- though the ordination...
  • Church supports baby euthanasia

    11/11/2006 6:28:10 PM PST · by silverleaf · 46 replies · 1,593+ views
    The UK Times ^ | Sunday 12 November 2006 | Peter Zimonjic
    Church Supports Baby Euthanasia THE Church of England has joined one of Britain?s royal medical colleges in calling for legal euthanasia of seriously disabled newborn babies. Church leaders want doctors to be given the right to withhold treatment from seriously disabled newborn babies in exceptional circumstances. Their call, overriding the presumption that life should be preserved at any cost, follows that of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology, revealed in The Sunday Times last week. The church?s position was laid out in a submission to an independent inquiry, due to publish its report this week, into the ethical concerns...
  • The archbishop, we can only deduce, is a humanist mole (Barf Alert!)

    06/28/2006 6:16:48 PM PDT · by Bishop_Malachi · 3 replies · 343+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | June 29th, 2006 | Andrew Brown
    The archbishop, we can only deduce, is a humanist mole Once Rowan Williams had many gay friends, but he has turned against them as he moves ever further to the right Andrew Brown Thursday June 29, 2006 The Guardian How did Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, manage to talk himself into a position where he is proposing changes in the church that would make his own views a disqualification for the job he holds? Perhaps it is all an elaborate expression of disgust with the Anglican communion he is supposed to lead. Certainly, no wholly sane person would...
  • The Peculiar Peculations of PECUSA

    11/13/2005 11:32:26 PM PST · by WaterDragon · 4 replies · 706+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | November 14, 2005 | Thomas Lipscomb
    In a meeting last week in Pittsburgh, an international panel of prominent Anglicans has called for an open break between members of the Anglican Communion and what they view as the wayward Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States. The meeting was hosted by the Bishop Duncan of Pittsburgh and presided over by seven archbishops from the West Indies, South East Asia, and Africa. The collapse of the authority and membership of mainstream churches in the United States has paralleled the collapse of the influence of other institutions from the media to academia as a yawning gap has continued to...
  • Backing for gay priests could split Scottish Episcopals

    03/29/2005 7:13:28 AM PST · by sionnsar · 5 replies · 158+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 3/292/005 | Stephen McGinty
    EVANGELICALS yesterday warned of a schism in the Scottish Episcopal Church as the crisis surrounding the ordination of gay priests deepened. Bishops have backed the ordination of practising homosexuals in a move that sets the Church in opposition to the wider Anglican community. The Church's evangelical wing has now sent an e-mail to the bishops warning that the move threatens its unity. The Rev David McCarthy, director of St Silas' Church in Glasgow, which represents the Scottish Anglican Network, said yesterday that many church-goers on Easter Sunday were "appalled" by the bishops' "painful" statement. "What the bishops have said is...
  • Mark Steyn: One Nation Under God (Flashback article about Mel's The Passion film from March 2004)

    03/26/2005 8:01:48 PM PST · by NZerFromHK · 14 replies · 2,547+ views
    Steynonline (originally The (UK) Spectator) ^ | March 13th 2004 | Mark Steyn
    The other day, the guy on my local radio station mentioned that The Passion of The Christ was the Number One movie in America. ‘So congrats to Mel Gibson,’ he said. ‘And it’ll probably hold on to the Number One slot until the new Starsky & Hutch opens.’ It’s always useful to keep things in proportion. But, in fact, Starsky & Hutch opened and The Passion cleaned its clock. Last weekend, it took in $51.4 million, as against S&H’s $29.05 million. By then, The Passion’s total gross was up around $212 million. Pace my radio guy, mid-Seventies nostalgia is no...
  • Mark Steyn: EUtopia Is Over – Join the Real World

    09/27/2004 5:09:35 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 15 replies · 2,368+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | September 28, 2004 | Mark Steyn
    I was reading a news item in the Guardian the other day. Didn't get very far. This was the first sentence: "The Church of England said yesterday that police counter-terrorism operations were directed disproportionately against Muslims and risked alienating them." At that point, I fell off the chair, howling with laughter. Not because of the strikingly non-ecumenical character of the infanticidal thugs at Beslan, the bombers of the Australian embassy in Jakarta, the murderers of the 12 Nepalese workers, the terrorist suspects arrested in north London on Friday, or the beheaders of two American hostages and impending beheader of a...
  • God or mammon?

    04/24/2004 10:29:35 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies · 111+ views
    World Magazine ^ | 5/1/04 | Edward E. Plowman
    We won't accept your money any longer. That was part of a stinging rebuke Anglican archbishops in Africa delivered to the Episcopal Church (ECUSA) last month. Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA) voted to reject funds from any diocese that recognizes gay clergy. By a majority vote, the ECUSA last year approved the consecration of V. Gene Robinson—an open homosexual living with his partner—as Bishop of New Hampshire. The action touched off a global fracas that threatens to split ECUSA and the largely conservative Worldwide Anglican Communion. The CAPA archbishops also voted to refuse...
  • New {Conservative Episcopal} Church Founded in Cheyenne

    01/12/2004 6:26:48 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 6 replies · 339+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 01-12-04 | Eastwood, Cara
    New church founded By Cara Eastwood Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Episcopalians seeking a more conservative church might find refuge in a new, as of yet unaffiliated group founded by a veteran in the Episcopal denomination. The Church of St. Peter, Apostle and Confessor will begin meeting Jan. 18, and the Rev. H. W. "Skip" Reeves is eager to plow new ground with his congregation. Initial attendance, estimated between 75 and 150 people, will be comprised mainly of Episcopalians who stopped going to church after last year's controversial appointment of a gay bishop. "I'm the last person...
  • Columnist Warns against "Laodicean Episcopalians"

    08/14/2003 7:31:42 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 8 replies · 379+ views ^ | 08-14-03 | McMillan, Craige
    Laodicean Episcopalians Posted: August 14, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 "You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked." – Revelation 3:17 Homosexuals thrive on deceit. The first people they deceive are always themselves. With the ascension of Gene Robinson to bishop in the Episcopal Church, that deceit has now "been piled high unto Heaven." Mr. Robinson, as you may recall, abandoned his wife and children to live with his homosexual lover. That qualification was apparently adequate to...
  • Charley Reese Discusses "Sanctified Sodomy" and Christianity

    08/13/2003 8:55:40 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 9 replies · 209+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | 08-13-03 | Reese, Charley
    Sanctified Sodomy The confirmation by the Episcopal Church of a practicing homosexual as bishop of New Hampshire is just one more example of the deconstruction of Christianity by people determined to have the benefits of both sin and salvation. The scriptural condemnation of homosexual behavior is explicit and unavoidable. The fact that the Rev. Gene Robinson paraded around the convention with his partner on his arm says about everything you would want to know about liberal Episcopalians. The problem causing the demise of Christianity is wider than these liberal Episcopalians. The basic cause is what I call cafeteria Christians. They...
  • Have the Episcopals Voted Yet?

    08/05/2003 4:29:24 PM PDT · by mlmr · 81 replies · 278+ views
    080503 | mlmr
    Have they voted yet. Is there an up to date thread?