Comments: ECUSA presiding bishop writes

May I take the pleasure of reporting with joy the news of NH's election in Singapore.

Former Methodist Bishop of Singapore had this to say in a sermon linked to this comment and I quote -

A remarkable person who has won the hearts and minds of the Episcopalians/Anglicans in his diocese in New Hampshire had also won the votes of 60% of the clergy and lay persons in the national Convention. He has become somewhat iconic - the new thing that God has done. God some years ago ordained the first woman clergy person from Hong Kong in the Anglican Church. In reality God has ordained a number of gays all these years in the "don't ask, don't tell" approach. However, Bishop Robinson is the first openly avowed homosexual to be consecrated bishop in the history of the world-wide Anglican Communion. Along the way the sacred cows of divorce, and cohabitation were also toppled. What God has done in Bishop Robinson has tremendous impact upon not only the Church but also upon other denominations and religions and
the secular world.

I am of the conviction that God who makes all things new has done this new thing at this appropriate time. As Bishop Spong has put it succinctly "It is clearly an idea whose time has come" and I must add even in Singapore and it is unstoppable.

Posted by Lee Tuck-Leong at Friday, 24 October 2003 at 9:10am BST

It's clear from this that nothing matters more to those who are politically correct than the promotion and advocacy of homosexuality. They are even willing to destroy a denomination to get their way. Robinson said anyone who leaves will be "welcomed back." It is not up to him to welcome anyone back. His arrogance and willfullness appear to be without limits.

There is a precedent for a church that "celebrates" homosexuality and promotes the worship of the instincts - it was called Baal worship, and there is plenty of information about it in the Bible. Of course, that wouldn't be trendy.

Posted by Bill Wells at Monday, 3 November 2003 at 7:31pm GMT