Bishop Robinson: Jesus Must Be Cringing

Bishop Robinson: Jesus Must Be Cringing

There are 96 comments on the Advocate story from Nov 8, 2013, titled Bishop Robinson: Jesus Must Be Cringing. In it, Advocate reports that:

Jesus must be embarrassed by the actions of those who claim to follow him - such as those who invoke Christianity in their opposition to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, says Bishop Gene Robinson.

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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Nov 9, 2013
from Advocate:

"'Jesus was always preaching compassion and acceptance for the most marginalized in his time, those pushed to the edges of society by the condemnation of secular and religious authorities,' writes Robinson, the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop ..."

I wonder if the openly gay bishop ever read John's Gospel where Jesus saves a woman caught in the act of adultery from being stoned to death by an angry mob?

After He pardons her, Jesus then tells her to "go and sin no more" (John 8:11).

Would His words have been any different for a gay caught in the act of sodomy considering the penalty for both homosexuality and adultery was death by stoning?
Listen to the Word

Topock, AZ

#2 Nov 14, 2013
Once again a liberal has to appeal to an act of congress instead of word of God to find his moral compass. He never gives a thought that Jesus might be cringing that a bishop in his church is gay, defends being gay as scriptural, forced acceptance of the sin of homosexuality on is churches, and is in part responsible for a major loss of membership in his own church body. He falls right in line with Katherine Jefferts-Schori's "growth by decline" philosophy for TEC. Watch for more losses!

Since: Aug 09

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#3 Nov 15, 2013
Listen to the Word wrote:
Once again a liberal has to appeal to an act of congress instead of word of God to find his moral compass. He never gives a thought that Jesus might be cringing that a bishop in his church is gay, defends being gay as scriptural, forced acceptance of the sin of homosexuality on is churches, and is in part responsible for a major loss of membership in his own church body. He falls right in line with Katherine Jefferts-Schori's "growth by decline" philosophy for TEC. Watch for more losses!
Has The Episcopal Church lost YOU?

If it has, why are you so concerned about whether or not it incurs more losses?
Rick not in Kansas yet

Salina, KS

#4 Nov 15, 2013
Joe DeCaro wrote:
from Advocate:
"'Jesus was always preaching compassion and acceptance for the most marginalized in his time, those pushed to the edges of society by the condemnation of secular and religious authorities,' writes Robinson, the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop ..."
I wonder if the openly gay bishop ever read John's Gospel where Jesus saves a woman caught in the act of adultery from being stoned to death by an angry mob?....
I'm all but sure he has, I'll bet he's even read all of it. You seem to have conveniently forgotten to mention the little message He had for the self-professed righteous people in your angry mob. He told y'all off first, weren't you listening? Jesus doesn't just cringe, he weeps.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#5 Nov 16, 2013
Rick not in Kansas yet wrote:
<quoted text>I'm all but sure he has, I'll bet he's even read all of it ...
Yet you didn't quote all of it!

I wonder if the openly gay bishop ever read John's Gospel where Jesus saves a woman caught in the act of adultery from being stoned to death by an angry mob?

After He pardons her, Jesus then tells her to "go and sin no more" (John 8:11).

Would His words have been any different for a gay caught in the act of sodomy considering the penalty for both homosexuality and adultery was death by stoning?

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#6 Nov 16, 2013
Joe DeCaro wrote:
from Advocate:
"'Jesus was always preaching compassion and acceptance for the most marginalized in his time, those pushed to the edges of society by the condemnation of secular and religious authorities,' writes Robinson, the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop ..."
I wonder if the openly gay bishop ever read John's Gospel where Jesus saves a woman caught in the act of adultery from being stoned to death by an angry mob?
After He pardons her, Jesus then tells her to "go and sin no more" (John 8:11).
Would His words have been any different for a gay caught in the act of sodomy considering the penalty for both homosexuality and adultery was death by stoning?
Supposing he caught a man in the act of polygamy ? WWJS?

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#7 Nov 16, 2013
All physicians take an oath called The Hippocratic Oath.

Part of that oath the physician takes is that they pledge "to do no harm".

Now isn't that a pledge that ALL people should take ?

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#8 Nov 16, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
Supposing he caught a man in the act of polygamy ? WWJS?
The question was, and still is, if Jesus pardoned a heterosexual woman, but told her to "go and sin no more," would He have said the same to a homosexual man?

Or don't the "politically correct" ever sin?

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#9 Nov 16, 2013
Joe DeCaro wrote:
<quoted text>
The question was, and still is, if Jesus pardoned a heterosexual woman, but told her to "go and sin no more," would He have said the same to a homosexual man?
Or don't the "politically correct" ever sin?
I hate "polital correctness". I'm a church-going Christian, and a devout Libertarian.

Being gay is as an indelible characteristic of a person as is eye color or chirality. One's sexual orientation is fixed and cannot be changed.

Gay sex is not sinful. Nor is str8 sex.

Adultery is a sin, because it is a breaking of a promise, a betrayal, and harms both parties involved. Jesus of Nazareth was a Jew. The Jews of His time were polygamous. Is not having more than one wife adultery ? When did Jesus condemn polygamy ?

This is one of my FAV portraits of Jesus of Nazarth: http://www.art4god.com/html/...
Rick not in Kansas yet

Salina, KS

#10 Nov 16, 2013
Joe DeCaro wrote:
Yet you didn't quote all of it!
I realize that I did not quote your original post in its entirety, I figured with my reply's proximity to your post, most folk would understand which post I was replying to. I did however respond to your post in its entirety, which of course, you have chosen to ignore. Sigh.

FYI, good Christian, the whole go forth and sin no more idea, that would be between the sinner and Him, your feet just don't fiddle in. The Man already told you and your angry mob to shut up, put down your rocks and be ashamed of your actions. He told y'all to sin no more too, you know. Speaking of acts worthy of stoning, having violated His Sabbath by posting, when would you like to schedule your own? I'm sure you of all people must no some folk who are free from sin.
Dude

New Castle, DE

#11 Nov 16, 2013
Bible is sh*t, so who cares?

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#12 Nov 17, 2013
Rick not in Kansas yet wrote:
<quoted text>I realize that I did not quote your original post in its entirety ...
You also didn't answer my question, or didn't you realize that?

After He pardons her, Jesus then tells the woman caught in adultery to "go and sin no more" (John 8:11).

Would Christ's words have been any different for a gay caught in the act of sodomy considering the penalty for both homosexuality and adultery was death by stoning?
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#13 Nov 17, 2013
Joe DeCaro wrote:
<quoted text>
The question was, and still is, if Jesus pardoned a heterosexual woman, but told her to "go and sin no more," would He have said the same to a homosexual man?
Homosexual men don't defile themselves with women; so they are exempt from adultery

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#14 Nov 17, 2013
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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Homosexual men don't defile themselves with women ...
... because homosexual men don't appreciate women in any sense of the word?

lides

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Since: Jan 08

Defiance, Ohio

#15 Nov 17, 2013
Joe DeCaro wrote:
Would His words have been any different for a gay caught in the act of sodomy considering the penalty for both homosexuality and adultery was death by stoning?
Did Jesus ever speak a word about sodomy or homosexuality? Don't you find it the slightest bit curious that God so loved the world that he sent his only son, because apparently things were that far gone, and the son never managed to address that specific topic? Isn't it much more likely that one of those profits who came before added a bit of editorial to their transcription from God (if one believes in such things)?
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#16 Nov 17, 2013
Dude wrote:
Bible is sh*t, so who cares?
Some people enjoy re-enacting the Civil War in the same way some people try to re-enact the Bible
.
It gives them a sense of control they can't achieve in real life

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#17 Nov 17, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
I hate "polital correctness". I'm a church-going Christian, and a devout Libertarian.
Being gay is as an indelible characteristic of a person as is eye color or chirality. One's sexual orientation is fixed and cannot be changed.
Gay sex is not sinful ...
... but it WAS sinful in Christ's day, along with blasphemy, adultery and murder!

So, as Jesus came to fulfill -- and not abolish -- the law (Matt. 5:17), would His words in John 8:11 have been any different for a Gay caught in the act of sodomy since the penalty for both homosexuality and adultery was death by stoning?
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#18 Nov 17, 2013
Joe DeCaro wrote:
<quoted text>
... because homosexual men don't appreciate women in any sense of the word?
I guess not
.
I never notice them
True Christian witness

Slick, OK

#19 Nov 17, 2013
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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Homosexual men don't defile themselves with women; so they are exempt from adultery
Since homosexuals play the part of women, and want the marriage status as wife, they should be accountable for adultery in their queer world. But, under the word of God, the Bible, they are already judged, unless they die before Armageddon will they have paid the price for their sins and will be resurrected back to life in the Judgement day.
1Corinthians 6:9,10
Revelation 20:13

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#20 Nov 17, 2013
lides wrote:
<quoted text>
Did Jesus ever speak a word about sodomy or homosexuality?...
Why would He, as it was already condemned in both the law and the prophets, both of which Jesus said He came to fullfil, not abolish (Matt. 5:17)?

BTW, Jesus is also not recorded saying anything about biological warfare, or does that means it's OK too?

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