The following is an excerpt from a recent article:
New North American Anglican grouping won’t last says gay bishop
Ecumenical News International
Jun 29, 2009
A new North American group claiming to embrace “traditional Anglican values” will not last long, the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop has predicted.
Bishop Gene Robinson, an openly homosexual man living openly with a partner, whose 2003 consecration as bishop of the diocese of New Hampshire created a backlash among traditional believers within the U.S., church, told Ecumenical News International he does not believe the new Anglican grouping has long-term viability.
“A church that does not ordain women or openly gay people - I don’t see a future for that,” Robinson told ENI after delivering a sermon on 28 June at the First Presbyterian Church in New York City during the city’s annual gay pride festivities.
His response came after the June 22-25 assembly of the Anglican Church in North America, meeting in Dallas, Texas, formalised years of dissatisfaction with the Episcopal Church over policies that have included the ordination of women, permission to perform holy unions for same-sex couples and the consecration of an openly gay bishop.
When I read the next to last paragraph I almost spewed my diet coke over the computer screen. Its unbelievable that a Bishop in a Christian chuch could actually say such a thing with a straight face. So the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church, who collectively house the majority of the world’s Christians, do not have futures as well. :o
This certainly evidences the sickness within the Epsicopal church. To think that there is no future for traditional believing Christians. The future belongs to only those modern thinkers who are not encumbered with centuries of old worn out tradition and ancient belief systems. :shrug: