Comments: Equality Bill moves to the Lords

I would guess that the shift is difficult and vexed for many antigay traditionalistic believers, not to mention priests, not to mention Roman Catholic priests. Basically, we are no longer free to preach the flat earth negative nonsense about queer folks in the job center or the soup kitchen or the social services program, that we may be still yet be free to preach in the pulpit as such, maybe even as we are required to preach in the pulpit or confessional as Vatican settled doctrines?

This is just the sort of no exit corner into which believers always are vulnerable to painting themselves, every time we stake our church life and priestly all on some flat earth reading from the scriptures and our hallowed traditions.

Yes, believers changing for the better is difficult; and believers determined not to change for the better at all, no matter what, is even more vexed, more difficult.

Can't blame it on Parliament, every time the earth turns out not to be square and flat, after all? Blaming it all, back on the queer folks in themselves is getting to be a sour and silly business, no?

Posted by drdanfee at Saturday, 12 December 2009 at 9:36pm GMT

'Equality Bill moves to The Lords'

What price the prospect of a Gospel-based heart-softening on the part of My Lord of Winchester, I wonder? Or will he, once again, by further subtle inference, be supporting the homophobic stance of the leaders of the Church in Uganda?

Will he, and other ecclesiastical Lords, begin to recognise the significant sea-change in the minds of TEC, Anglican Church of Canada and PORVOO Christian leaders, which allows them to hear and reocgnise God's call upon the lives of the LGBT fraternity within the Church to offer themselves for life-giving ministries in the service of ALL peoples in the spirit of the Gospel?

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Tuesday, 15 December 2009 at 10:30pm GMT
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