Friday, September 14, 2007


The faction of the Episcopal Church that broke away, and then aligned itself with with the Anglican Church in Uganda, due to its rabid homophobia, is conveniently overlooking the biblical mandate to not take one's fellow Christian to court!

"The California Supreme Court is about to weigh in on the feud between factions in the Episcopal Church over gay clergy.

"At issue is who owns the property when a parish breaks away from the Church.

"Three churches that split from the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles asked the high court to examine an appeals court ruling that said the churches and property had to be turned over to the diocese.

"The Supreme Court announced late Wednesday it would take on the case."

[For the full article, see here.]

This is what the Bible clearly has to say about what this breakaway faction, those who pride themselves on being faithful to the Bible regarding this faction's condemnation of same-sex love, is doing: "The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated? Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers." (1Corinthians 6:7)

As I've often written, when smug biblical literalists condemn Gay people in the name of God, they are not only liars, but they use the Bible selectively, as they erroneously view themselves as "literalists" when it comes to meeting the needs of their own prejudices and/or material gains, but when the Bible clearly condemns what they do, such as judging other people or taking a fellow Christian to a non-Christian court, they seem to overlook those pesky, inconvenient, passages!

When one hates, or condemns, or demonizes anyone or any group, he/she in so doing is NEVER being faithful to God!
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