Panelists share stories of rejection,...

Panelists share stories of rejection, support, tolerance

There are 4 comments on the media.www.cm-life.com story from Feb 4, 2009, titled Panelists share stories of rejection, support, tolerance. In it, media.www.cm-life.com reports that:

Brian Baker's son approached him one day in junior high and asked, "what would you and Mommy do if I told you I was bisexual?"

Baker's answer: "Nothing."

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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Feb 4, 2009
"... Wayne Nicholson, a 60-year-old Episcopal priest at St. John's Episcopal Church of Mount Pleasant, identifies himself as a gay Christian.

'Jesus himself never said anything about homosexuality,' Nicholson said after an audience member asked about how he goes about explaining his views to those who may not understand.

'He did say something about divorce though, but that's not seen as an abomination,' Nicholson joked."

That "joke" is certainly very popular in TEC these days.
KGC

Springfield, IL

#2 Feb 4, 2009
Joe DeCaro wrote:
"... Wayne Nicholson, a 60-year-old Episcopal priest at St. John's Episcopal Church of Mount Pleasant, identifies himself as a gay Christian.
'Jesus himself never said anything about homosexuality,' Nicholson said after an audience member asked about how he goes about explaining his views to those who may not understand.
'He did say something about divorce though, but that's not seen as an abomination,' Nicholson joked."
That "joke" is certainly very popular in TEC these days.
Joe,

You know better than to field comments like that!

Divorce is no joke, regardless of Nicholson's flippant remark. Besides, Episcopalians represent only about 2 million churchgoers in a nation of 300 million wherein the overall divorce rate is near to or greater than 50%.

I don't have the statistic, but, I would lay decent odds without knowing for sure that churchgoing Episcopalians have less than a 50% divorce rate. It happens for many different reasons, some perfectly understandable and some even beneficial to all parties, some amicable and some hurtful, even vicious. But, in TEC you can get divorced and become married again, and hopefully for the right reasons - even to a same-sex partner.

Maybe you can find the data?

KGC

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#3 Feb 4, 2009
KGC wrote:
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Joe,
You know better than to field comments like that!
Divorce is no joke, regardless of Nicholson's flippant remark ...
It was his joke, too:

"'... He did say something about divorce though, but that's not seen as an abomination,' Nicholson joked."
Jennifer

Torrance, CA

#4 May 24, 2011
I have a story for you. Today I decided to tell the guy I like I like him. So, after school I said, " Hey Colr I know that you already know this, but I like you." Then he hesatates to say "Uuuuuuuuuaaaaaaaa....... ...i.....already..have a..........girl......friend. "
(points to an ugly, fat, short, albino with matted hair). So I say, "Ok" and left. Right now I am in my room cry so hard i can barely type this. So good luck to your Love Life. Try not to make it like my is.

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