Sunday, December 6, 2009

More comments on Anglican, um, stuff

I'm very happy that the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles elected two women as suffragan bishops tho I wish the words referring to sexuality could be omitted. Both people are wonderful priests who will be wonderful bishops according to what people who know them are saying. Why we have to know that they are women or that one of them is a lesbian is beyond me. Godde doesn't discriminate so why should we? I fear that many men especially will not want to confirm one of the ladies. To some, qualifications mean nothing. It is all about whom she chooses to live with. May the Holy Spirit wield the hammer she uses on my head to knock some sense into their theology.

Meanwhile the Episcopal Diocese of Lousiana chose a person who seems to have been the most moderate on the slate. There was one candidate our little group of OCICBWers prayed would not be chosen. We are happy.

And who should have something critical to say about the American choices for bishop? Why it's the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. Bless him. He all but threatened TEC with expulsion if we consecrate another homosexual bishop. Has he said anything about Uganda and the possible genocide of homosexuals if the proposed law is enacted? Has he rejected the labeling of homosexuals as cockroaches by one of his Ugandan Anglican bishops at a funeral recently? Nary a peep. He needs to hold his head in shame.

I know a whole bunch of wonderful LGBT people whose lives are boringly normal and totally nonthreatening which is more than I can say for some "evangelical Christians'". I pray those in Uganda can be like the insects they are labeled and outlive many times over those who would persecute them. I'd prefer the Ugandans study their Bibles and quit listening to the American hatemongers however.


Caminante said...

As I wrote elsewhere, Ich bin ein cockroach... at least in the eyes of that Ugandan bishop. For the life of me, I do not understand why we are trying to be in communion with people whose world view is so utterly different than ours and which has been tainted by British evangelical missionaries of the 19th century. I know I should be more gracious than this but it is so wearying to listen to such bile.

Grandmère Mimi said...

I suppose that Morris Thompson passes Rowan's purity test, although, according to the ABC, he voted wrong at the convention.

Rowan's memo went out quickly as a threat to the bishops and standing committees to refuse consent to Mary Glasspool, but the memo may have the opposite effect to what he intends. I hope so.

Thanks for taking note of the Louisiana election, Piskie.

Brad Evans said...

Caminante, exactly. Hang around with people just like you, all the time! "Sunday morning is the most segregated time of the week"; why not add ideological/political self-segregation to economic, ethnic, linguistic and racial self-segregations?
Then, and only then, will you be able to celebrate Mainline Protestantism's vibrant diversity.

PseudoPiskie said...

Brad. You obviously do not know Caminante or you would not write such crap.