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Well, the Episcopalians Did It Again

jwbales Wrote: Jul 15, 2012 7:09 PM
This article is really out of place on a political website. Conservatives have lost the "gay rights" battle and need to accept that fact and move on to important issues such as returning the country to its constitutional roots and resurrecting a concern for protecting individual rights. Religion-based politics has had its day. Enough already! While arguing over religion-based political issues, conservatives have allowed this country to approach a disastrous state of increasingly intrusive, abusive and fiscally irresponsible government. Leave religion to the preachers and get back to the task of bailing out our rapidly sinking ship.
Artie C. Wrote: Jul 15, 2012 8:01 PM
We may have lost the battle but God has not lost the war. And without a standard of what is right or wrong, then the ship might as well sink because it is no longer a lightship in a dark world.
anderson659 Wrote: Jul 15, 2012 7:20 PM
30 some odd states ban homosexual marriage and more are getting ready to do the same. There is no "gay rights" battle.

Every homosexual has the exact same rights any other American citizen does.

Perhaps YOU missed Michelle Obama the other day, stating how social issues need to be discussed in church.

one of the reasons we are on a "rapidly sinking ship" is precisely because of the Episcopalian attitudes and the fact Christians have been told what they need to do by non believers.
Stan306 Wrote: Jul 15, 2012 7:18 PM
I'm sure that is what you would like us to do, but we will not be quiet.

I have long said that what the homosexual crowd wants is not equality or fairness. What they want is endorsement and acceptance. For me to endorse and accept would be a sin. You are correct that religion should be left alone by the government and handled by the religious institutions. That fits the actual words and meaning of our constitution well. None of that means that public discourse about the moral character of our nation based on Christianity is out of line or incompatible with what the founding fathers wanted.

We will continue to condemn those things that are morally wrong. This decision by the Episcopalians is wrong.
Stan306 Wrote: Jul 15, 2012 7:27 PM
The decision by the Presbyterians general assembly last year was wrong. The outcome of this years Presbyterian general assembly held the line, but like the Episcopalians - people are leaving the Presbyterian church in huge numbers.

Because the homosexual crowd is much like a python - they eat you bit by bit and are relentless - I give no quarter. You may change laws, you may infiltrate a religious institution, and you may gain what you want from some. You will get no degree of acceptance or endorsement. You may get the changes you want in a religious institution, but it will also likely mean that you will end up sitting in an empty building without purpose.. in the dark.
libhater11 Wrote: Jul 15, 2012 7:55 PM
Artie C. Wrote: Jul 15, 2012 8:01 PM

Episcopalian leaders continue to guide their denomination into the abyss—and no doubt, the Presbyterians (PCUSA) will soon follow.

As reported in the Huffington Post, the Episcopal denomination’s General Convention voted this week to make it illegal to “discriminate against anyone.” Specifically, that means it is now illegal to “. . . bar from the priesthood people who were born into one gender and live as another or who do not identify themselves as male or female.”

Readers of my columns and other pieces may remember my prediction that this fast train into the pit would not stop just...