Fundies blowing a gasket
New Episcopal church leader says homosexuality no sin. She’s coming out strong off the bat…
Newly elected leader of the U.S. Episcopal Church Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said on Monday she believed homosexuality was no sin and homosexuals were created by God to love people of the same gender.
Jefferts Schori, bishop of the Diocese of Nevada, was elected on Sunday as the first woman leader of the 2.3 million-member Episcopal Church. the U.S. branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion. She will formally take office later this year.
Interviewed on CNN, Jefferts Schori was asked if it was a sin to be homosexual.
“I don’t believe so. I believe that God creates us with different gifts. Each one of us comes into this world with a different collection of things that challenge us and things that give us joy and allow us to bless the world around us,” she said. “Some people come into this world with affections ordered toward other people of the same gender and some people come into this world with affections directed at people of the other gender.”
How long did it take for an eruption to occur on the right? Not long…
Rev. Kendall Harmon, a conservative Episcopal leader, tells Associated Press that the new presiding bishop was chosen with complete disregard for Episcopalians who disagree. “We have whole pockets of this church that don’t agree with the ordination of women,” says Harmon. “Nobody brought up the pain.”
Rev. Martyn Minns, another conservative Episcopal leader, says the election of Jefferts Schori will deepen the Episcopal Church’s divisions with other Anglican churches over Robinson’s confirmation. “She voted for Gene Robinson and supports same-sex blessings,” the clergyman says. “She’ll bring into sharp relief the difference between being an Episcopalian and being an Anglican.”
…Rev. David Anderson, who heads the conservative American Anglican Council, says “mom and pop are leaving” the Episcopal Church. He says, “we’re seeing the erosion at a consistent rate.”
Dare I slog through Freeperville? The holy rollers are out in full force…
Eliminate sin by defining nothing as sin. Satan must be very satisfied.
According to ECUSA, believing in the existence os sin is the only sin.
Just another smorgasboard Christian church. What next? Will she say it’s OK to marry my Cocker Spaniel?
Schori = Apostate
My MILs gonna have a cow! That’s her church!
Mix just enough truth with damnable lies and gullible people are dying to drink it.
She’s right. Homosexuality (i.e. attraction to members of the same sex) is not a sin. The sin is sodomy.
I guess Leviticus 18 has been removed their Bibles.
Of course it’s okay. God put animals on this earth to be loved./sarcasm
She’s right. Homosexuality (i.e. attraction to members of the same sex) is not a sin.
I suppose that is correct. I am attracted to sin. I may not ACT on that impulse and I SHOULD pray to have that inward desire removed.I may want to eat of the tree of Good and Evil but as long as I eschew I did not sin.
(Interviewed on CNN, Jefferts Schori was asked if it was a sin to be homosexual. “I don’t believe so. I believe that God creates us with different gifts.)
1) Apparantly one of those gifts is for certain guys to place their genitals into the rectal orifice of another guy.
2) If she doesn’t think it’s a sin I suggest she re-read her Bible. Or is that dusty old book just mean’t as “guidelines” to ECUSA?
I wonder if she thinks there’s such a thing as adultery.
The Labradors and I are waiting for our day in family court so the adoption will be legal! We want equal rights too! /sarc
I could be wrong (it happens on rare occasions!!), but if I recall correctly, if you have sinned in your heart, it is counted against you as if you had done the sin in actuality. Jesus looks at what is in our hearts, and judges us accordingly. I am sure that if I have gotten this piece of theology incorrect, someone will gently and diplomatically correct me!!
However, attraction to members of the same sex is more a condition. Think of homosexuality as a disorder. A disordered sexuality, for “God made them man and woman”. Those afflicted with this disorder are required to live chaste lives, as is anyone outside the married state, for that matter.
I wonder how long until she throws out the other nine commandments.
Yes, you’re right, but being tempted is not a sin. It is acting on that temptation that is the sin, whether that act is in thought or deed.
Most adults are probably guilty of sodomy. Not just homosexuals.
Yes -I watched the interview and she parsed her words well; however, she objectively did not take the opportunity to add in the portion you necessarily knew was required for completeness e.g. “the sin is sodomy” nor did she even hint at stating the objective reality that homosexuality is a disordered condition…
What they SHOULD have asked her (but never would because it was CNN asking the questions) was if she believed that if the attraction to one’s own sex is not a sin, was it a sin to be attracted to animals or other non-human beings? It’s in Lev, right after it says that it’s an abomination for a man to lay with another man as a woman. Any chance she would answer that? I am NOT holding my breath.
Now this woman wants me to believe that being queer is a ‘gift’??? Gays, lesbians, bi’s and trannys are now to be considered a ‘blessing’??? Beam me up Scotty.
Sadly, it won’t shock me, if sometime in the future these people embrace pedophiles and claim “They were just given a different ‘gift'”
The daughter of satan shall rule with benevolence over her flock which eventually will consist only of perverts.
This bitch of a bishop must know exactly what she’s doing as well as those evil ones who appointed her.
Hat tip, Kevin.