Lutheran assembly elects first openly gay bishop

Jun 1, 2013 Full story: USA Today 15

The church's rules changed in 2009 to allow gays and lesbians to be ordained in the largest U.S. Lutheran denomination.

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“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#1 Jun 1, 2013
Congratulations Rev. R. Guy Erwin. You said it yourself, ""I know that many will see my election as a significant milestone for both LGBT people and Native Americans, and I pray that I can be a positive representation for both communities,".

I am glad you were selected and wish you the best.

And for those who will now say the ELCA is no longer a "christian" church I say Hosanna in the Highest. Your type of "Christianity" has almost gotten me to the point where I don't want to identify as a follower of the Prince of Peace.

David Moore comes to mind but since goatboy says he doesn't exist I guess we won't here from a certain someone in Pekin Illinois.(I wish)

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#2 Jun 1, 2013
There was an earthquake in Germany today. Seismologists traced the epicenter to Martin Luther's grave where they measured him spinning at 3000 r.p.m.

:)

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Les

Pekin, IL

#3 Jun 1, 2013
ELCA has departed from the Christian Faith.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#4 Jun 1, 2013
Les wrote:
ELCA has departed from the Christian Faith.
Your husband left you?
.
Perhaps you're not gay enough

“God made in the image of man”

Since: May 07

Sausalito, CA

#5 Jun 1, 2013
Europa Report wrote:
There was an earthquake in Germany today. Seismologists traced the epicenter to Martin Luther's grave where they measured him spinning at 3000 r.p.m.
:)
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Is this your crowd, Fox? If so, congratulations.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#6 Jun 2, 2013
Les wrote:
ELCA has departed from the Christian Faith.
DAVID MOORE from Pekin, Illinois! I WONDERED what had happened to you! Oh, it's so good to see you are as full of beans and lies as always! How's the wife and kids and oops, too soon?

Since: Mar 09

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#7 Jun 2, 2013
Trivia: In ancient Saxon "English", a "scop" was a lore singer; essentially equivalent to the Norse "skald"; one who sang the oral history of the people and composed panagyrics to the king.

Since all the liturgy on the British Isle of the time, in fact all throughout Europe, took it's form from Eastern Orthodox Liturgy (which in turn was an outgrowth of Synagogue cantillations, with some nostalgic borrowing from Jerusalem temple practices and Roman temple as well), the clergy would sing all aspects of worship, including the all-important readings from the great books of the gospels. Impressive to the illiterate.

So, an "episkopos" became colloquially known as "bei-scop" (singer of them messages)... hence, "bishop".



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#8 Jun 2, 2013

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#9 Jun 2, 2013
Where is FaFaFaFucksy? I thought he'd be on this thread beaming about how superior Lutherans area.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#11 Jun 2, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
Where is FaFaFaFucksy? I thought he'd be on this thread beaming about how superior Lutherans area.
Pssst, see post #2, his NEW nom de Topix.

Since: Apr 13

San Francisco, CA

#12 Jun 2, 2013
Did some body finally listen to those video on the "Clobber Passages?"

See how the Bible has been mistranslated, making LGBT people look like criminals when in fact Jesus speaks of "Eunuchs" "born that way." Matthew 19-10-12

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#13 Jun 2, 2013
a Hermaphrodote wrote:
Did some body finally listen to those video on the "Clobber Passages?"
See how the Bible has been mistranslated, making LGBT people look like criminals when in fact Jesus speaks of "Eunuchs" "born that way." Matthew 19-10-12
Is it too much to ask of God that every 1000 years or every 2000 years He publicly issues some clarifications and updates ?(He could use Twitter or Facebook to make sure He reaches a large audience).

“God made in the image of man”

Since: May 07

Sausalito, CA

#14 Jun 2, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
Where is FaFaFaFucksy? I thought he'd be on this thread beaming about how superior Lutherans area.
Too much of a coincidence that his disappearance was marked by the introduction of the Europa Report.
St Reformed

Stillwater, OK

#15 Jun 17, 2013
Les wrote:
ELCA has departed from the Christian Faith.
The ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), the church body in which I was baptized & confirmed under dedicated Christians, has for the past generation acted as a mirror for the political and social views of the Liberal Establishment. They parrot all the secular clichés, assumptions and PC vocabulary to which our culture is continually and toxically exposed. Sometimes, I could not distinguish their views from the Democratic National Committee’s handbook. When the ELCA formed in 1988 from the merger of three smaller Lutheran church bodies, ELCA committees were selected according to (surprise!) mandated ethic and gender quotas.
When the 2009 General Convention of the ELCA admitted gay & lesbian clergy in “committed relationships”, church membership entered accelerated freefall, continuing to this day. Was it necessary to decimate a denomination to advance the agenda?(see Episcopal Church) Under the First Amendment, we are free to assemble (or disassemble) in religious groups at will. But activists prefer to commandeer a church community rather than to plant their own. The tail wags the dog.

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#16 Jun 17, 2013
St Reformed wrote:
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The ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), the church body in which I was baptized & confirmed under dedicated Christians, has for the past generation acted as a mirror for the political and social views of the Liberal Establishment. They parrot all the secular clichés, assumptions and PC vocabulary to which our culture is continually and toxically exposed. Sometimes, I could not distinguish their views from the Democratic National Committee’s handbook. When the ELCA formed in 1988 from the merger of three smaller Lutheran church bodies, ELCA committees were selected according to (surprise!) mandated ethic and gender quotas.
When the 2009 General Convention of the ELCA admitted gay & lesbian clergy in “committed relationships”, church membership entered accelerated freefall, continuing to this day. Was it necessary to decimate a denomination to advance the agenda?(see Episcopal Church) Under the First Amendment, we are free to assemble (or disassemble) in religious groups at will. But activists prefer to commandeer a church community rather than to plant their own. The tail wags the dog.
Well I voted FOR commandeering ! When our gay pastor rode into town almost 2 years ago, he brought a whole posse of gay activists, lesbians and quite a few trannies, and we stuffed the pews with our supporters, voted the old pastor out (He was like REALLY OLD, like almost 50 !) and we voted Pastor Gay Bob IN ! A lot of the old fogies left after that, but now it's OUR church !:) We got rid of all the old bibles they had, and we now use "Pastor Bob's Poetry & Home Beermaking Guide" instead !

So since it's OUR church now, DON'T knock commandeering til you tried it cuz it can REALLY work for ya !:);

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