Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Two opposed ideas, Two different Bishops

From the Religious intelligence . com website

There seems to be two very different modes of addressing sexuality in the Church, one of course is humanistic and the other scriptural .... Katie Girl, PB of TEC went with the liberal view and at the end made an emphatic statement ...

Human sexuality was the first order of business at the 2009 Primates’ Meeting at the Helnan Palestine Hotel in Alexandria, Egypt. The primates devoted their first business session to discussions over the effects the disputes over sexual ethics had had on the life and mission of the church.

Following prayers and Bible study, the Primates began work at 11:00 with five presentations from the Primates of Canada, the United States, Uganda, South Africa and Burma. The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams had asked each to address the question “What impact has the current situation had on your Province’s mission priorities?”

US Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori spoke of the unique polity of The Episcopal Church that had led to the lawful election of a partnered gay man as bishop of New Hampshire in 2003. She noted that the issues had been under discussion for many years and had been given a thorough theological airing. She also noted The Episcopal Church could not be bound by decisions made by bodies other than its General Convention.

The Most Rev Henry Orombi spoke to his Province’s adherence to the ‘clear words’ of Scripture and the unbroken tradition of the Christian Church through the ages on human sexuality, saying the innovation proposed by the US and Canada on homosexuality was not a faithful witness to the world. The issue could not be tested against the vagaries of culture, he argued, but against the immutable words of Scripture.

I give B. Orombi a thumbs up .... as for Katie Girl ??? She may have put her finger at her nose to the AC - sounds to me like you guys can pass whatever you want, I have my people and the AGENDA to answer to....

1 comment:

Chuck said...

For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you. - 1 Cor. 11:19

Bishop Orombi has been a rock of the faith and a true shepherd among the Lord's dear people. Thanks for sharing.