I think it's important to point out that the people who pick out particular verses from the bible to refute gay and lesbian participation in the Church, for example, are being very, very selective in the very same chapter, for example, in the Old Testament where homosexuality is condemned, eating ham is also condemned, and lending money at interest. What does history suggest to you? Michael Cromartie, what do you think is driving this because it's not just churches that are thought of as more liberal or progressive but also conservative churches like the Baptists who have still had to take votes, had to deal with it. New Zealand's Anglican News Leader". Seeking ordination while closeted was not an option, she says, so she waited for a church that would ordain her. Pages with citations lacking titles Pages with citations having bare URLs Articles needing additional references from December All articles needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December Articles containing Russian-language text.
That was used a lot when the whole women's order nation battle was with us.
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We study it in different eras. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. We now have women priests in the Episcopal Church. It could well be that the conservatives in this country will break with the Episcopal Church in the United States and join the Anglican community of Africa, which is the fastest growing Anglican communion in the world. He's an ordained Presbyterian minister. We worship a living God and that living God leads us into new truths.
Wheeler was saying, that these churches still feel— whatever side you're on— that the scripture remains very important and that you're still wrestling with ways to make it compatible with evolving mores? I think it's a good move, and I think it's an important symbol for the other churches who are wrangling over this issue as well. The church should never turn its back on homosexuals who are searching and seeking to heal the hurts within their lives. European Protestant News Network. I'm not an Anglican or an Episcopalian but I'm grateful that they've shown a way to argue this out, think about it, work on it, pray on it. Marshall Letters to the Editor for