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Tue Nov 13, 2018, 06:51 PM

Bishop Bans Same-Sex Marriage While Proclaiming Love For Queer Christians

Albany, NY, Bishop William Love has issued a directive banning same-sex marriages in his diocese ― blatantly defying steps his denomination has taken in recent years to be more welcoming of LGBTQ Christians, claiming that those advocating for marriage equality in the Episcopal Church have been “deceived” by the devil.

“The Episcopal Church and Western Society have been hijacked by the ‘Gay Rights Agenda’ which is very well organized, very strategic, very well financed, and very powerful,” he wrote. “Satan is having a heyday bringing division into the Church over these issues.”

The bishop claims his decision to dig in his heels in the face of that resolution comes from a spirit of love. “It is not out of mean-spiritedness, hatred, bigotry, judgmentalism, or homophobia that I say this — but rather out of love.”

Although the Episcopal Church has made significant strides toward welcoming LGBTQ Christians in recent years, Love’s directive illustrates that deep divisions still exist in the denomination. In 2015 the Episcopal Church authorized its priests to perform same-sex weddings. That resolution gave individual clergy the ability to refuse to conduct such services and gave bishops the right to prohibit same-sex marriages from taking place in their dioceses.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/new-york-episcopal-bishop-same-sex-marriage_us_5be9a123e4b0caeec2bbcf0f

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 08:27 PM

1. "the gay agenda"

wanting to be treated like humans and citizens. how could they?

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Tue Nov 13, 2018, 08:34 PM

2. Uh huh. nt

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Tue Nov 13, 2018, 09:33 PM

3. Now join me in the hymn:

Very superstitious
Writing's on the wall
Very superstitious
Ladder's about to fall
Thirteen month old baby
Broke the looking glass
Seven years of bad luck
The good things in your past

[Chorus]
When you believe in things
That you don't understand
Then you suffer
Superstition ain't the way

[Verse 2]
Very superstitious
Wash your face and hands
Rid me of the problem
Do all that you can
Keep me in a daydream
Keep me going strong
You don't want to save me
Sad is my song

[Chorus]
When you believe in things
That you don't understand
Then you suffer
Superstition ain't the way

[Verse 3]
Very superstitious
Nothing more to say
Very superstitious
The devil's on his way
Thirteen month old baby
Broke the looking glass
Seven years of bad luck
Good things in your past

[Chorus]
When you believe in things
That you don't understand
Then you suffer
Superstition ain't the way
No, no, no


Hats off: Stevie Wonder

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:08 PM

4. They love us, but ...

 

... it's a creepy kind of "love" that makes you feel dirty if you accept it.

Not all religion, but always religion.

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