December 16, 2012 1 Comment
Vicars are threatening to bypass the ban on same-sex weddings in the Church of England by blessing homosexual marriages performed in other churches.
Of course they would… The Telegraph has more.
July 16, 2012 5 Comments
A bishop in South Africa, where estimates of the HIV infection rate range as high as 22%, says that condoms are not a solution to the AIDS epidemic.
“I think the international community is always arrogant toward us Africans,” says Bishop Xolelo Thaddaeus Kumalo of Eshowe, a town of 5,000 in Zululand, which is located in the eastern part of the nation. “They come with readymade solutions. They don’t ask. They know what is right for us as Africans and the condoms are part of that arrogance.”
“I think because people, in their minds, they think that condoms prevent the sickness,” he added. “It helps spread it because every young person, even those who are not aware of sexual activity, is taught in the school about this condom in sexual education. They try it and that is why you still have a high rate of people being infected with this AIDS epidemic.”
In his wide-ranging interview with Where God Weeps, Bishop Kumalo also spoke about the scourge of corruption, the challenges posed by inculturation, and the state of South Africa after apartheid.
“That each person, each nation must try to find Jesus” is the “greatest need,” Bishop Kumalo emphasized.
“Our greatest need at the moment in the Church is evangelization,” he said. “In the end if people are connected to Jesus most of the [problems], most of the corruption, most of the violence will disappear.”
October 8, 2011 4 Comments
Sodomites in the pulpit. And not even Calvinism could withstand:
Sun Prairie, Wis. – More than two decades after Scott Anderson told his California congregation that he was gay and therefore must resign as its pastor, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) is preparing to welcome him back with mostly open arms.
Anderson will be ordained Saturday in his new home of Madison, Wis., as the denomination’s first openly gay minister, marking the latest mainline Protestant church to move toward accepting homosexual relationships.
During a recent interview, Anderson, 56, recalled being in the closet from 1983 to 1990 while serving as a minister in Sacramento. He told the congregation the truth and resigned as pastor after a couple learned he was gay and tried to use the information against him.
“That was really the best and worst moment of my life,” Anderson said. “It was the best because I was able to claim for the first time who I was as a gay man. That was incredibly empowering. But there was also the sadness, the grief of leaving the ministry and what I loved.”
Saturday’s ordination at Covenant Presbyterian Church was made possible by decades of debate over whether openly gay people should be allowed to serve in the church. The church constitution used to include language requiring that clergy live “in fidelity within the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman, or chastity in singleness.”
The Presbyterian national assembly last year endorsed removing that rule…
“The Episcopalians, the Lutherans, the United Church of Christ have all made this step…
All fallen Churches where the worship of the One True God has been abandoned for a morally relativist, politically correct, bankrupt system.