Saturday, July 18, 2015

Womens' Ordination

In an exchange of messages on the Facebook group, 
"Anglican Evangelicals," I was shocked to discover 
that refusal to ordain female clergy was still practiced 
by some Anglican quasi-denominations.

The antediluvian troglodytes of these sects
seem to enjoy dressing up in colorful vestments
and consecrating one another as bishops, but
they run what are strictly "boys' clubs."

There is nothing in scripture that forbids
women's ordination, setting aside Paul's 
admonitions to women to veil their heads
and keep their mouths shut while in church.

I wholeheartedly support the ordination
of women priests.  Especially, I admire
those brave women who left The Episcopal Church
to join the forces who follow the orthodox faith.

Therefore, I do not wish to have members
of our Facebook group whose identity is
primarily dependent upon keeping women
from their rightful place at the altar.

Where such is a matter of custom, I urge
them to change as soon as possible.  I also
suggest that Anglican catholics, pentecostals,
and fundamentalists find more compatible groups.

The Facebook group, "Anglican Evangelicals,"
is focussed on the Great Commission.
We are pleased to publish the news and events
of Anglicans who are in the front lines of evangelism.

Whether or not The Episcopal Church will be
replaced as the authentic voice of Anglicanism
in the U.S.A. depends upon the willingness 
of the orthodox faithful to present a united front.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Same-sex marriage

A fractious Supreme Court has discovered
a constitutional right no one knew existed
that permits two adult persons of the same sex
to be joined legally in the state of marriage.

This pronouncement overturns the will of the people
as expressed in referenda in various states,
thus clearly violating the tenth amendment and
launching a continuing controversy over 
  a contentious issue.

The difficulty facing same-sex recipients
of a legal wedding is that the word, "marriage,"
cannot be used to describe a condition
that is biologically impossible, namely procreation.

Despite how one may feel about the joy experienced
by those who are united in the eyes of the law,
there is only one way to adequately describe
their "marriage" ... it is absurd.

Society in general, and legislatures in particular
may be willing to give same-sex partners
the privileges afforded conventional couples,
and certainly can impose the same requirements.

But legal "marriage" of same-sex persons
can never earn the blessing of God.
The theological arguments are so comprehensive
that they cannot be summarized succinctly.

Adding insult to incompetence, the dear old
Episcopal Church, in its triennial convention,
decided to ignore all hazards, and authorize
the performance of same-sex weddings in its churches.

Considering that previous "progressive" moves
by The Episcopal Church have failed to arrest
the 18 percent decline of membership in the past decade,
further digging while in a hole commences.