Monday, May 15, 2006

"Traditional" values

Much has been made of the trouble in the Anglican communion over the election of Gene Robinson--a partnered gay man--as bishop of New Hampshire. Everyone seems to agree that his election, and the larger issue of the homosexuality, pits the "liberal" Christians of the West against the more "traditional" Christians of Africa, Asia, and South America.

Let's add this to the mix: Those horrible "liberal" Anglican bishops of Canada are protesting legislation pending in Nigeria that would make it a crime to publicly support gay rights. One of the legislation's supporters: The Anglican Church of Nigeria.

Traditional my backside. Let's be honest: Sometimes the appeal to tradition is nothing more than a cover for bigotry. The travesty is that any church--Roman included--would publicly support the restriction of anyone's civil and human rights.

1 Comments:

At 2:35 PM, Anonymous anr said...

Do you read this one, Bry? http://www.whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/ This guy says Imesch is out, and being replaced by Bishop Sartain of Little Rock.

 

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