Sunday, July 1, 2007

Poor +Rowan, you've got to feel for the man

This from 365gay, the on-line gay news service

Bishop: Gays, Permissive Society Responsible For Disastersby
Newscenter Staff
Posted: July 1, 2007 - 4:00 pm ET
(London) A senior Church of England bishop says floods that have caused widespread damage in the UK are the result of God's wrath on a permissive society that endorses gay right.
"We are in serious moral trouble because every type of lifestyle is now regarded as legitimate," the Rt Rev Graham Dow, Bishop of Carlisle, told the Sunday Telegraph.
"In the Bible, institutional power is referred to as 'the beast', which sets itself up to control people and their morals. Our government has been playing the role of God in saying that people are free to act as they want," he told the paper, adding that the introduction of recent pro-gay laws undermines marriage.
"The sexual orientation regulations [which give greater rights to gays] are part of a general scene of permissiveness. We are in a situation where we are liable for God's judgment, which is intended to call us to repentance."
Dow is a leading church conservative. The
worldwide Anglican denomination has been engaged in a feud between conservatives and liberals over the role of gays in the faith since the American branch, the
Episcopal Church, elected Gene Robinson, an openly gay man, as bishop of New
Hampshire in 2003.
Some church conservatives want the Episcopal Church expelled from the Anglican communion.
The Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association called Dow a "bronze age primitive".

Poor ++Rowan, by failing to respond to the earlier acrimonious lunacy from the bullies of the patriarchy left a vaccuum for what appears to be open season for pre-historic mutterings by the likes of +Carlisle.

Not to despair, Christ still meets us in the process, and even this latest is part of the process I suppose. As one radiant brother has reminded me more than once, we are a people of hope living in faith, so time is on our side. Amen.

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