Monday, June 19, 2006

Somebody Pinch Me, I Must Be Dreaming

New US church leader says homosexuality no sin
WASHINGTON (Reuters)-

Newly elected leader of the U.S. Episcopal Church Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said on Monday she believed homosexuality was no sin and homosexuals were created by God to love people of the same gender.

Jefferts Schori, bishop of the Diocese of Nevada, was elected on Sunday as the first woman leader of the 2.3 million-member Episcopal Church. the U.S. branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion. She will formally take office later this year.
Interviewed on CNN, Jefferts Schori was asked if it was a sin to be homosexual.


"I don't believe so. I believe that God creates us with different gifts. Each one of us comes into this world with a different collection of things that challenge us and things that give us joy and allow us to bless the world around us," she said.

Full story here.

I think I may have found a new religion. I honestly never thought I'd see the day when a religious leader actually made sense.

15 Comments:

At June 19, 2006 6:23 PM, Blogger Human said...

Okay here's an old one you may not have heard(as told by an Episcopal Preacher)
Episcopalian is like Catholic Lite. 1/2 the guilt, but just as fulfilling.

I've been to a few Episcopal Churches and everyone I met was truly kind and gentle hearted.

As more people see the threat the Bush Regime's policies present to us, many religous people are coming out of the woodwork. Last year even Bush's Church in Crawford called for an Iraqi pullout.
Peace.

 
At June 19, 2006 7:10 PM, Blogger John Good said...

Seconded, brother! I could actually consider attending again if they start preaching the true words of Christ like this again!

 
At June 19, 2006 8:18 PM, Blogger Kvatch said...

Whoa there sparky... At the same conference the American Episcopal Church also drafted a letter to the Anglican Communion apologizing for the election of Gene Robinson as Bishop in New Hampshire.

 
At June 20, 2006 3:42 PM, Blogger james said...

Praise the Lord!!! Oh wait, I'm a Buddhist...STILL though this is good news.

 
At June 20, 2006 6:14 PM, Blogger John Good said...

I just had to comment. . .I just received e-mail notification that I had a new comment from YOU, while I was HERE reading YOU. Too funny. =)

 
At June 20, 2006 6:38 PM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

We've got to stop bumping into each other like that, John.

 
At June 20, 2006 7:07 PM, Blogger John Good said...

Yessir! And thank you for the linkage, it's truly appreciated.

 
At June 20, 2006 8:35 PM, Blogger thepoetryman said...

All I have to ask is, "When is Pat Robertson going to say she should be assassinated? :>/

 
At June 20, 2006 10:13 PM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

I'm sure she's already on his hit list, right below Hugo Chavez.

 
At June 20, 2006 11:10 PM, Blogger celticfire said...

Jesus was a sinner.

Gay bastard.

J/k.

 
At June 21, 2006 8:56 AM, Blogger LadyCelticFire said...

I think its GREAT.

I had read last week all the hubbub about her being elected, and wondered if there might be a "gay" connection. It seemed odd that they were all bitching about a woman being elected and NOW ity all makes sense LMAO

If we could get some more Xtians to come out and get onboard, perhaps my hatered of mainstream religion would subsied some.

But until then, good for her...

And I don't know after my threatt o Ann COulter, I may be somewhere on that list LMAO I am such the godless Biatch dont ya know hehe

 
At June 21, 2006 10:40 AM, Blogger pinkfem said...

This might actually be a help in getting on toward fulfilling the main directive of Christ, which was something along the lines of feed the hungry and clothe the naked.
Oh, wait, he said nothing about strip clubs. Bad memory.

 
At June 21, 2006 4:09 PM, Blogger Andrew Baker said...

The power that religion has in the States is alarming, particularily for us europeans.

The motivation for fundamentalist religions seems to be to grab more power rather than to empower and include.

Chasing your shadow - chasing your shadow

 
At June 22, 2006 7:45 AM, Anonymous FreeSpeecher said...

Just as God says sodomy is wrong, He also says women are to keep silence in the church, not asurp authority over a man, and if they have questions about something their Pastor says from the pulpit, they're to ask their husbands about it at home.

 
At June 22, 2006 11:27 AM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

Maybe God should keep his nose out of religion, then.

 

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