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US: 12 Episcopal bishops speak out against gay blessings

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  1. No doubt the 12 Bishops speaking out were amongst the 41 opposing this measure and not amongst the 111 who supported it.

    Their inhumanity is clear and obvious and if they wish to publically vilify and heap hatred on their neighbours then they have freedom of speech to be able to do so, but they should be held to account for their hatred and odious inhumanity.

    1. they are obviously all old buggers. Time and the bugs will solve their problem as humanity makes progress.

      the data looks like 73% approved. That is identical btw to the % of irish who wasnt to change their constitution to allow marriage equality.

      http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/poll-73-of-public-back-allowing-same-sex-marriage-in-constitution-184849.html

  2. Once again the Church is obsessing over what other people do in their bedrooms.

    ‘Rev Smith went on to say that the bishops opposed the blessing on the grounds that the scriptures state sexual intimacy should be “exercised only within the context of marriage between a man and a woman’

    No one is asking for a blessing of sexual intimacy. They’re asking for their loving bond to be blessed.

    Though why any sane homosexual would want anything to do with these archaic institutions is beyond me.

    1. Jock S. Trap 13 Jul 2012, 10:50am

      Indeed Jim. Yet more proof that these people cannot stop thinking about sex. Then they blast all others are perverted.

      It also shows these people know nothing about love.

  3. Jock S. Trap 13 Jul 2012, 10:47am

    Oh just leave and let the Church get on with promoting a better equal society. They clearly have no place and aren’t fit for purpose.

  4. Who cares what these old deluded men think.

    A pox on them all and their stupid “beliefs”.

  5. “…said he and at least 11 other bishops were stuck “between the proverbial rock and a hard place”.

    most of all, they’re stuck in the past…

  6. Robert in S. Kensington 13 Jul 2012, 12:52pm

    At least the language they use isn’t as vile and vicious as those in the UK Anglican hierarchy and who are in the minority, unlike the majority of Anglican bishops who are opposed entirely to equal marriage, against female clergy and would never nominate an openly gay man to be a bishop. I’m hoping that the Episcopalians, a fairly progressive denomination eventually break away from Canterbury once and for all, long overdue.

  7. Jim Edwards 13 Jul 2012, 3:57pm

    The Rt. Rev’d Smith and his 11 colleagues seem to overlook the fact that nowhere in the Bible is marriage held up in the way he has misquoted it. His is a position of the Church, not the Bible. One cannot read the Bible so selectively.

  8. its not like their posting gay hate banners all the way from london down the missisipi! for christs sake im all for gay marrige but you cannot stoop to. their level

    as phoenix would say from demolition man…

    you cant take away the right from people to be arseholes

  9. they are obviously all old buggers. Time and the bugs will solve their problem as humanity makes progress.

    the data looks like 73% approved. Thats identical btw to the % of irish who wasnt to change the constitution to allow marriage equality.

    http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/poll-73-of-public-back-allowing-same-sex-marriage-in-constitution-184849.html

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