Anglican Samizdat

July 18, 2009

Anglicanism: the gay church

Filed under: Anglican Angst,homosexuality — David Jenkins @ 1:11 pm
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According to homosexual bishop, Gene Robinson, Anglicans should be proud of the fact that their denomination has become renowned for being the “gay church”:

The Episcopal Church should proudly wear the mantle of being known as the “gay church,” Bishop V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire told a lunchtime audience at General Convention July 8.

And the majority of North American Anglicans appear to agree with him:

Anglicans are far more gay-positive than the general North American population, suggests a poll.
As Vancouver-area Anglicans await the judge’s ruling on a court dispute over who controls four valuable church properties, a surprising poll shows that North American Anglicans are more gay-supportive than the population as a whole.

Jews …………………………..  79 per cent
Secular ………………………..  75 per cent
Episcopalians (Anglicans)… 70 per cent
Catholics ……………………… 58 per cent
Mainline Protestants ………… 55 per cent
U.S. population (general) …. 50 per cent
Muslims  ………………………. 27 per cent
White evangelicals ………… 26 per cent

How long will it take to get from gay-proud and gay-positive to gay-exclusive?

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5 Comments

  1. David,
    You are being too hard on TEC. They are not likely to become “gay exclusive”. What few tentacles TEC has that still attach them to Christianity, contain more rules than many leaders of the gay agenda would be prepared to obey. On the other hand, since the left wing is now fully in charge, they might very well turn it into a nice little social club open to everyone regardless of belief.
    Peace,
    Jim

    Comment by Jim Muirhead — July 18, 2009 @ 4:55 pm

  2. Jim,

    What I meant to imply – albeit ineffectively – was that the TEC would become “gay exclusive” by virtue of the fact that no-one other than a gay person would want to belong even if they were invited.

    Comment by David — July 18, 2009 @ 5:04 pm

  3. David,
    I apologize for teasing you. I knew what you meant.
    The problem that TEC and the ARCO has is that when you cherry pick scripture’s proscription of sin and you deny 2000 years of consistent church teaching on sin, you’ve walked away from the power of the Gospel.
    If we were not in sin, we didn’t need Christ. If there is no need for Christ, there is no need for a Church. The assembly then becomes like any other social organization.
    Peace,
    Jim

    Comment by Jim Muirhead — July 18, 2009 @ 5:30 pm

  4. Sorry, “ARCO” should read “ACoC”
    Jim

    Comment by Jim Muirhead — July 18, 2009 @ 5:31 pm

  5. Serves me right – I’m too used to being the teaser.

    Comment by David — July 18, 2009 @ 6:03 pm


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