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  • Pastor Drops Gay Bombshell in Middle of Sunday Sermon

    01/15/2016 12:03:31 PM PST · by robowombat · 59 replies
    Charisma ^ | 6:00AM EST 1/15/2016 | JENNIFER LECLAIRE
    Pastor Drops Gay Bombshell in Middle of Sunday Sermon 6:00AM EST 1/15/2016 JENNIFER LECLAIRE We're seeing 1 Timothy 4:1 playing out right before our very eyes. It's called the Great Apostasy and it's well underway. "At last I am choosing to serve in that role with full authenticity and as my genuine self—as a woman who loves and shares my life with another woman." Those were the words of Cynthia Meyer, a pastor at Edgerton United Methodist Church, who decided to make her first sermon of 2016 a coming out party. Meyer, 53, has been an ordained UM pastor for...
  • Only sodomite "marriage" may be advanced at Notre Dame?

    05/01/2014 7:42:56 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 27 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | May 1, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for TFP, Peter Miller reports: Officials at the University of Notre Dame revoke permission for pro-marriage table, tell young Catholics to “cease and desist” promoting natural marriage on campus. Sound Bend, Indiana: April 29, 2014 -- Young volunteers with Tradition Family Property Student Action were ordered to “cease and desist” promoting traditional marriage at the University of Notre Dame on Friday, April 25. “Permission to have a table had been granted through an officially recognized on-campus student group,” said TFP Student Action director John Ritchie. “But that permission was revoked for some odd reason. Police officers arrived soon after...
  • Church of England To Allow Gay Clergy To Become Bishops [A Religious Abomination!]

    06/19/2011 9:09:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | June 19, 2011 | Donna Bowate
    Church of England To Allow Gay Clergy To Become Bishops The Church of England is using the Equality Act as a “smokescreen” for allowing gay clergymen to become bishops, according to the leader of the National Secular Society. By Donna Bowater 19 Jun 2011 Guidance due to be published on Monday was expected to pave the way for homosexual clerics in civil partnerships to become bishops provided they remained celibate. The document, published in response to last year’s Equality Act, will be sent to the General Synod before it meets in York next month. The paper said: "Someone in a...
  • F.C. Presbyterian Pastor Hails End of Ban on Openly Gay Clergy

    06/02/2011 7:02:38 AM PDT · by Cronos · 59 replies
    Falls Church News ^ | 31 May 2011 | LESLIE POSTER
    Earlier this month, the national Presbyterian Church approved a change in its constitution to allow openly gay church members to serve as ministers and church leaders. It is a change that one local church pastor says has been a long time coming. "It's been a Presbyterian family quarrel for about 30 years," said Jonathan Smoot, interim pastor at Falls Church Presbyterian Church..."It's just ridiculous to lift up sexual orientation as a primary criterion for that person's character or suitability for ministry," Smoot said. "I hope this puts an end to it.""It needs to be read in its historical context and...
  • Presbyterians Vote to Allow Gay Clergy

    05/16/2011 5:39:41 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 19 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 05-15-11 | Zazu
    Presbyterians clear way for ordaining gays, lesbians - The regional presbytery of Minnesota just voted to allow the ordination of gay clergy, it is the 87th of 173 presbyteries to vote to allow active homosexuals to serve as elders, ministers, and deacons. With this vote, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the church of President Reagan, amends its constitution to erase clauses that describe homosexuality as sinful and incompatible with ministry. PC(USA) joins the Unitarian Church, Episcopal Church, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as a fully gay inclusive church. Several other denominations are on the brink of following suit. The...
  • Presbyterian vote allows homosexual clergy, eliminates chastity standard

    05/12/2011 2:19:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 62 replies
    cna ^ | May 12, 2011
    Washington D.C., May 12, 2011 / 12:39 am (CNA).- The Presbyterian Church USA has voted to remove clergy requirements of marital fidelity or single chastity, thus allowing the ordination of ministers and lay leaders who are openly homosexual or living in unmarried relationships.“This is a lonely day for Presbyterians who believe what the Bible and the Church have consistently taught: that God’s will is that we be faithful in marriage or chaste in singleness. Now we belong to a denomination that is no longer sure it believes that teaching,” said Allan Wisdom, a director of Presbyterian Action at the...
  • Devils Lake church votes 87-0 to leave ELCA

    12/27/2010 11:53:47 AM PST · by skeptoid · 8 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | December 26 2010 | Herald Staff and Wire Report
    Members of a Devils Lake church voted unanimously to leave the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
  • { LCMC } Gathering may draw unhappy members

    10/04/2009 8:11:01 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 2,581+ views
    The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead ^ | 10/3/9 | J. Shane Mercer
    Fargo will be ground zero for the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ annual gathering, and some of those attending may use it as a way to find a new church that reflects their values. Fargo will be ground zero for the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ annual gathering, and some of those attending may use it as a way to find a new church that reflects their values.Of the 600 people registered for the event, which starts Sunday at Atonement Lutheran Church in Fargo, 37 percent are non-members.Atonement Senior Pastor Dale Wolf said nearly all of those visitors...
  • Gay man training for lay clergy 'bullied by sex obsessed female manager'

    06/10/2008 5:21:56 PM PDT · by pissant · 26 replies · 51+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 6/10/08 | Carolyne Gammel
    A gay man training to become a member of the lay clergy quit his job at a church college after he was bullied by his "sex obsessed" female manager, a tribunal has heard. Stephen Price, 25, said he was constantly taunted about his sexuality by Mair Jones and that "every conversation" turned to sex. The assistant church centre manager said Mrs Jones, 40, loved making double entendres about homosexuals and described herself as the "Queen of Innuendos". Mr Price, who is claiming sexual harassment, constructive dismissal and sexual discrimination by the Presbyterian Church of Wales, said he was driven out...
  • Jim McGreevey to begin Episcopal seminary classes

    09/04/2007 6:55:06 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 37 replies · 572+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Saturday, September 1st 2007, 4:00 AM | CHRISTINA BOYLE
    Jim McGreevey to begin Episcopal seminary classes BY CHRISTINA BOYLE DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Saturday, September 1st 2007, 4:00 AM Jim McGreevey, the nation's first openly gay governor, is returning to the classroom Tuesday as a seminary student. The former New Jersey governor will begin full-time studies at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in Chelsea, where he will pursue a three-year Master of Divinity program. McGreevey, 50, switched denominations from Roman Catholic to Episcopalian earlier this year and has expressed an interest in becoming a priest. "I hope that Jim McGreevey finds some contentment and...
  • Lutherans Urged To Accept Gay Clergy

    08/11/2007 2:06:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 523+ views
    ap on ^ | 8/11/07 | Rachel Zoll - ap
    (AP) A national assembly of Evangelical Lutherans urged its bishops Saturday to refrain from defrocking gay and lesbian ministers who violate a celibacy rule, but rejected measures that would have permitted ordaining gays churchwide. Still, advocates for full inclusion of gays were encouraged, calling the resolution a powerful statement in support of clergy with same-gender partners. The conservative group Lutheran CORE, however, said bishops will now feel more secure in ignoring denomination policy. The 538-431 vote came on the final day of a weeklong meeting in Chicago _ and after emotional debate over how the denomination should interpret what the...
  • Episcopal break up?

    05/23/2007 8:41:01 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 7 replies · 582+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/23/2007 | Our Sunday Visitor
    Episcopal break up? 5/23/2007 Our Sunday Visitor One could argue that the Episcopal Church in the United States has been on the brink of disaster for years. Thomas Reeves, in his book The Empty Church: The Suicide of Liberal Christianity, quoted an observation made about the Episcopal Church in 1994 that seems no less true today: “The Episcopal Church is an institution in free fall. We have nothing to hold on to, no shared belief, no common assumptions, no agreed bottom line, no accepted definition of what an Episcopalian is or believes.” The Episcopal Church has been divided by...
  • Katharine Jefferts Schori on the future of the Episcopal Church

    05/18/2007 7:44:40 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 11 replies · 882+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | Saturday, May 19, 2007 | Eileen Flynn
    Katharine Jefferts Schori on the future of the Episcopal Church First woman to preside as bishop talks with Statesman religion reporter By Eileen Flynn American-Statesman Staff Saturday, May 19, 2007 The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, addressed the graduates of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest on Tuesday in Northwest Austin. After the commencement, Jefferts Schori, the first woman to lead the national church, sat down with an American-Statesman reporter to talk about her denomination's challenges, including tensions within the 2.4 million-member American province and with Anglicans worldwide and her recent...
  • Only in New Jersey

    05/09/2007 2:05:49 PM PDT · by Coleus · 23 replies · 1,153+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 05.08.07 | Maggie Gallagher
    This week, Dina Matos McGreevey filed court papers accusing former Gov. Jim "I am a gay American" McGreevey of extreme cruelty, fraud and libel, for concealing his homosexuality in order to marry her. And so the McGreevey saga continues. I'd say "only in America," but I suspect this is a story that could happen only in New Jersey. Imagine: You are the governor of New Jersey and (by your own account) you're having sex with a young man behind your wife's back. The young man in question describes it as nonconsensual sexual harassment, but never mind. The feds are closing...
  • Orthodox Anglicans Take 'First Step' Away from Episcopal Church

    05/07/2007 11:03:59 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 12 replies · 702+ views
    Christian Post ^ | Lillian Kwon
    Orthodox Anglicans Take 'First Step' Away from Episcopal Church'First_Step'_Away_from_Episcopal_Church.htm By Lillian Kwon Christian Post Reporter Mon, May. 07 2007 06:43 AM ET WOODBRIDGE, Va. – The installation of a local minister who recently broke with the Episcopal Church and will now oversee other breakaway congregations was a unique and historic event and one that the Nigerian Anglican leader called "just the first step." "The journey ahead is long, the road ... rough, rugged," said Archbishop Peter J. Akinola of the Church of Nigeria, who defied top church leaders on Saturday and installed the Rt. Rev. Martyn Minns as...
  • McGreevey mulling Episcopal priesthood

    05/02/2007 11:11:59 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 98 replies · 2,008+ views
    star ledger ^ | 5-2-07 | Sapone
    McGreevey mulling Episcopal priesthood Posted by The Star-Ledger May 02, 2007 12:08PM Categories: News Patti Sapone/The Star-Ledger Former Gov. James E. McGreevey appears during custody proceedings in the Union County Courthouse last week.Former Gov. James E. McGreevey has started the process to become a priest in his newly adopted Episcopal faith and hopes to begin a three-year seminary program in the fall. McGreevey, who often described himself as a devout Catholic while in public office, was officially received into the Episcopal religion on Sunday, at St. Bartholomew's Church in Manhattan, and is now part of the church's "discernment" phase that...
  • Division looms for Episcopal Church

    07/17/2006 9:13:40 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 5 replies · 527+ views
    Christian Century ^ | July 25, 2006 | ANON
    Division looms for Episcopal Church July 25, 2006 Signs of a full-blown split between the Episcopal Church and most of the worldwide Anglican Communion appeared only days after the U.S. church's General Convention refused to renounce the election of gay bishops. The 2.2-million-member Episcopal Church would be reduced to nonvoting "associate" status in a proposed two-tiered membership policy for the 77-million-member communion that was announced June 27 in London. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said those national churches that sign a covenant affirming Anglicanism's traditional stance on homosexuality could be full members of the communion, while other churches would...
  • A Schismatic Canterbury Tale

    07/16/2006 6:47:32 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 4 replies · 273+ views
    CBS ^ | July 16, 2006 | Adele M. Stan
    A Schismatic Canterbury Tale (The American Prospect) This column was written by Adele M. Stan July 16, 2006 It was with great joy that religious members of the progressive movement received, late last month, news of the election of Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori to the top leadership position in the U.S. Episcopal Church. For one, the fact of the bishop’s gender heralded an important first for Episcopalians, whose rites and rituals cling closely to those of the Roman Catholic Church. Furthermore, the inclusive position taken by Jefferts Schori with regard to the full participation of gays and lesbians in...
  • Episcopal feud over gay bishops widens

    06/28/2006 6:53:24 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 4 replies · 376+ views
    Yahoo News / AP ^ | Wed Jun 28, 2006 | RACHEL ZOLL
    Episcopal feud over gay bishops widens By RACHEL ZOLL, AP Religion Writer Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:14 PM ET Three conservative Episcopal dioceses that oppose consecrating gay bishops voted Wednesday to reject the authority of the denomination's presiding bishop, but stopped short of a full break with the Episcopal Church. In separate meetings, the Dioceses of Pittsburgh, South Carolina and San Joaquin, Calif., asked the spiritual head of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, to assign them an alternative leader. The Diocese of Pittsburgh is home to the Anglican Communion Network, which represents 10 conservative U.S. dioceses...
  • Bible supports homosexual partnerships, says bishop

    05/27/2006 9:45:47 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 44 replies · 1,485+ views
    Telegraph ^ | May 28, 2006 | Jonathan Wynne-Jones
    Bible supports homosexual partnerships, says bishop By Jonathan Wynne-Jones (Filed: 28/05/2006) One of the country's most senior bishops has reignited the Church of England row over homosexuality by claiming that same-sex partnerships are supported by the Bible. The Rt Rev Richard Harries, the Bishop of Oxford, said that traditionalists in the Church needed to be "converted" to see that homosexual unions are confirmed by the scriptures. He reaffirmed his controversial belief that an openly gay man should be allowed to be appointed a bishop. His remarks have angered traditionalists and are set to rekindle the debate on homosexual "marriages"...
  • Top Episcopal bishop is mum on gay rights

    05/25/2006 6:35:10 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 4 replies · 398+ views ^ | May 25, 2006 | Jeff Daimant
    The chief bishop of the Episcopal Church USA spoke in Newark yesterday but avoided comment on gay rights, a controversy roiling the Anglican Church just weeks before the national convention.
  • Episcopal Church Debate Grows More Heated

    05/18/2006 8:00:14 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 13 replies · 395+ views
    The State ^ | May 18, 2006 | Rachel Zoll
    Episcopal Church Debate Grows More Heated Thursday May 18, 2006 7:46 PM By RACHEL ZOLL AP Religion Writer Kendall Harmon has to monitor his blog these days, so he can delete insults and offensive language from the comments section. His topic: the Episcopal Church. As a critical church meeting on homosexuality nears, the debate online and in public comments has grown so intense that one publication has dubbed it ``blood sport.'' ``I think people are dreading possible outcomes and when you're dealing with the unknown, fear kicks in in a big way,'' said Harmon, a minister and conservative...
  • Seminary professor's predictions on homosexual clergy in PCUSA

    06/20/2005 7:12:28 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 21 replies · 948+ views
    The Layman Online ^ | May 18, 2005 | Paula R. Kincaid
    Seminary professor says PCUSA task force will follow Lutherans on ordaining active homosexuals By Paula R. Kincaid The Layman Online Saturday, June 18, 2005 EDINA, Minn. – "All mainline denominations are heading toward the rapids," said Robert A.J. Gagnon as he opened his workshop on "Scriptural Authority, Church Unity and Sexual Conduct" at the New Wineskins Convocation on Thursday. Gagnon at his Thursday workshop. "The United Church of Christ is has already gone over," he said, then asked, "Who's next?" His opinion – in order: The Episcopal Church (USA), the Evangelical Lutheran Church of American, the Presbyterian Church (USA) and...
  • Top Presbyterian Sees A Gay Future

    05/20/2004 6:29:51 PM PDT · by Cracker72 · 43 replies · 192+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | May 19, 2004 | DAVID YONKE
    Church moderator cites unity over controversy Presbyterians told to decide issues on local level The Rev. Susan Andrews, head of the Presbyterian Church (USA), said yesterday that she believes the denomination's commitment to unity and honest dialogue that brought about changes in its policies on slavery, divorce, and the ordination of women eventually will allow the ordination of homosexual clergy. Ms. Andrews, elected moderator of the General Assembly in May, 2003, said members of the 2.5 million-member mainline Protestant denomination must abide by church law while "working to change things from within." In an interview at First Presbyterian Church of...