Episcopal bishop says no to same-sex ...

Episcopal bishop says no to same-sex blessing

There are 4 comments on the www.wisinfo.com story from Nov 8, 2012, titled Episcopal bishop says no to same-sex blessing. In it, www.wisinfo.com reports that:

St. Paul's Cathedral in Fond du Lac is asking parishioners to weigh in on the blessing of same-sex relationships ...

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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Nov 8, 2012
from wisinfo:

"This past summer the General Convention of the Episcopal Church accepted a report from the standing commission on liturgy and music, which contained a liturgy for the blessing of same-sex relationships. The convention resolution states that the proposed liturgy may be used by clergy in a diocese,'Under the direction and subject to the permission of the bishop exercising ecclesiastical authority.'

"'For me it is not an issue of legislation, but of conscience and polity,' Jacobus wrote in his address.'If I give permission for the blessing of same-sex relationships in the diocese, I am saying that I have no theological difficulty with it. But in fact, I have serious reservations.'

"He went on to state that, because he cannot encourage or support the proposed liturgy or anything like it, the liturgy will not be authorized for use in the Fond du Lac Diocese ..."

“For this reason...”

Since: Feb 10

Marriage = Man + Woman 4 Life

#2 Nov 8, 2012
“Woodward, who considers herself a more liberal member of the congregation, said she doesn’t understand why there would be any debate. I think 50 years from now we will look back and wonder why all of this was a big deal,” she said.

The BIble hasn't changed in the last 50 years so why would she think it will change in the next 50?

As long as there are those who believe that "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." there will be debate.
Listen to the Word

Bullhead City, AZ

#4 Nov 8, 2012
I thought there might be a ray of hope in TEC with at least one person in leadership making a clear biblical stand. But, alas, he says it is not a matter of legislation, but of conscience and polity. He refers to his own "theological" sensitivities. The problem? Not one statement on what God says about it in the Bible!

In rebuttal, someone asks, "With what theological lenses" should we look at gays, lesbians, etc. and minister to them? It has not obviously dawned on either side to look at homosexuals through the lenses of Scripture.

Lacking the Bible's perspective, the diocese can expect its continued decline of about 200 a year.
If it adopts gay marriage blessings, look for more losses. The community and non-denominational churches down the street will gladly accept your members who are looking for a little biblical sanity.

It is amazing how TEC is befuddled over something clearly taught in the Bible.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#5 Nov 8, 2012
Listen to the Word wrote:
... It is amazing how TEC is befuddled over something clearly taught in the Bible.
That succinctly describes TEC's participation in the Jesus Seminar.

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