Tuesday, January 13, 2009

ay Bishop horrified at earlier inaugural prayers

GNYTimes.com reported President-elect Barack Obama has asked V. Gene Robinson, the openly gay Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire, to deliver the invocation at an inaugural event on Sunday on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.... Bishop Robinson said he had been reading inaugural prayers through history and was “horrified” at how “specifically and aggressively Christian they were.” “I am very clear,” he said, “that this will not be a Christian prayer,
Because your lifestyle is not really consistent with the Bible.
and I won’t be quoting Scripture or anything like that.
Or if he does quote scripture, ye will probably avoid Leviticus 18:22 and Leviticus 20:13
The texts that I hold as sacred are not sacred texts for all Americans, and I want all people to feel that this is their prayer.” Bishop Robinson said he might address the prayer to “the God of our many understandings,”
Does the Episcopal Church pray to “the God of our many understandings”?
language that he said he learned from the 12-step program he attended for his alcohol addiction.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Episcopol Church is actually very similiar to the Catholic Church, however, they have married ministers, will convert ministers to priests *and they can even keep their families *how nice. Anyway, why do they make such a point that a minister is gay or straight. I don't think they should put that much emphasis on that issue. Preference is preference. Of course Catholics do not agree, but most politicians are of a Protestant religion, and gays are accepted in these religions. Of course, you can't beat a dead horse. It was probably best not to know either way. Priests could never come out of the closet, but a minister can. That's a kind of apple, orange thing....ANON

PS: If I am correct, the Episcopal church does not believe in saints. Don't know if my spelling is correct, but who cares.