Bishop Spong's Unintended Consequence
A recent Religion News Service article on infamous Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong celebrates him as an aging maverick whose provocative sexual and theological stances supposedly are no longer controversial.
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Since: May 08
#1 Oct 15, 2013
from The American Spectator:
"A former Southern segregationist, Spong celebrated his spiritual maturity away from racism into more enlightened religion, which also rejected Christian orthodoxy. He later joined the then publicity savvy Jesus Seminar, whose liberal scholars once made headlines by voting with marbles over which Gospel stories were not true ...
"Spong always claimed to speak for a new generation who could not believe in traditional beliefs and who craved a new interpretation of Christianity. His new interpretation never flew. Unmentioned in the RNS report, Spongs diocese lost 43 percent of its membership during his 21 years as bishop ..."
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