1. Declare interest – I’m an atheist
2. Start bitching – There’s a bit of a row going on in the Anglican Church because the US branch appointed a gay man as a Bishop Link. The European side of things wants an apology or they will take the matter further. From that link – “Many conservative clergy believe the Bible explicitly condemns homosexuality”. Now I couldn’t care what sexuality anyone is, but it seems this church does. But hasn’t this Church blessed killers ? Blessed terrorists ? Blessed people who have committed crimes (sins ?) that have damaged many others ? Is this church completely free of predatory paedophile priests ? I doubt it.
This Church has got it’s robes all rucked up simply because of a difference in ‘belief’, a difference of interpretation. There’s a commandment that goes along these lines – “Thou shalt not kill”. Isn’t there another about adultery ? Yet won’t these priests insist that their God is the final judge ? That us mere mortals should not proclaim on someone, that we should forgive, turn the other cheek, leave it until the Day Of Judgement ?
So basically, an Anglican priest / bishop / minister / whatever would defend a murderer, would defend a paedophile, would assist in hiding predatory behaviour, would insist that we forgive the adulterer yet when someone not of the sexuality they approve of gets promoted in their church, they have a hissy fit ? WTF ?
Reminds me of what my dad used to tell me: Do as I say, not as I do.