Friday, June 23, 2006


Newly elected leader of the U.S. Episcopal Church Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said on Monday she believed homosexuality was no sin and homosexuals were created by God to love people of the same gender.

Interviewed on CNN, Jefferts Schori was asked if it was a sin to be homosexual.

"I don't believe so. I believe that God creates us with different gifts. Each one of us comes into this world with a different collection of things that challenge us and things that give us joy and allow us to bless the world around us," she said.

"Some people come into this world with affections ordered toward other people of the same gender and some people come into this world with affections directed at people of the other gender."

I know this news is a few days old, now. Still, it's deserving of further comment.

In this woman's deranged and twisted mind, homosexuality is a "gift," a mechanism for giving "joy" and "blessing the world." She must advocate free love, since the vast majority of homosexuals give rabbits a run for their money in terms of promiscuity. We should believe this lifestyle fraught with the peril of disease and early death is a marvelous thing on the basis of her proclamation alone, I suppose.

I love the audacity of her naked assertion that people are born this way. No evidence needed, her word is law, move along. It goes without saying that this belief is controversial and debatable; but why let facts get in the way of this new agenda for the Episcopal Church?

Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind: it is abomination.--Leviticus 18:22

If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.--Leviticus 20:13

Good thing God was just kidding, isn’t it? This policy is a logical outcome of ignoring scripture, or assuming that it means something other than what it says.

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