And in addition, if I may add, the Archbishop specifically requested people NOT to wear the sashes and present themselves for communion.
People came in and defiantly wore the sashes.
Last I knew, disobedience was a sin. And since this sin was public, it was a scandalous sin. That is pretty grave.
Putting oneself above one’s priest and bishop, as though one were “holier than the Pope”, is boastful. Acting as though the priest/ bishop are WRONG on top of it is calumnous and divisive. . .further sins.
There was no reason whatsoever for these sash wearers to deliberately defy the words of the bishop, EXCEPT for said wearers to promote homosexual “rights” and to vilify church teachings as wrong, hateful, outmoded, etc.
And then the attempt to “take” communion (as opposed to receiving) is a further in-your-face gesture made to exalt the sash wearers as oh-so-Christian-and-perfect and the church teachers as hateful intolerant bigots. . .so that the TEACHINGS can, by the twists of their perverted “logic”, be made THEMSELVES into hateful intolerant bigotry since they are “preached” by hateful intolerant bigots, and the oh-so-Christian-and-perfect sash wearers with their LOVE and ACCEPTANCE can REMAKE the teachings into their own image and likeness. . .Sash wearers want to be god, IMO. . .