Saturday, May 10, 2008

When Lesbyterians Go Bad
The theology of Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil

This is a textbook definition of Orwellian. Here's some of the article by The California Catholic; (Emphasis and comments mine) “That which by definition cannot be done”
Presbyterians won’t censure minister for performing same-sex marriages because there is no such thing

The highest court of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has ruled that a San Rafael minister did not violate church law by presiding over same-sex marriages – because the Presbyterian Church does not recognized same-sex marriage. (They must have taken their cue from Bush's attitude towards illegal immigration; if you close your eyes real, real tight... the problem doesn't exist.)

The Rev. Jane Spahr, 65, a lesbian activist and retired Presbyterian minister, (Big shocker there, huh? I think a certain Senior Drill Instructor, Gunnery Sergeant Hartmann says it best.) said that she has presided at hundreds of same-sex unions since 1974. In recent years, because homosexuals have wanted marriages instead of simple unions, Spahr has been conducting marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples – at least 14 such ceremonies in the last five years.

The Judicial Commission ruled that since Presbyterian church law defines marriage as “a civil contract between a woman and a man,” Spahr, in performing same-sex marriage ceremonies, was "doing that which by definition cannot be done." On this account, the commission ruled, she was not guilty of violating church law nor should she be censured, as the synod court had ordered. (In other words, the door is kicked wide open for theological anarchy. But isn't that the essence of Protestantism, anyways?)

At the same time, the Judicial Commission said, clergy "who are authorized to perform marriages shall not state, imply or represent that a same-sex ceremony is a marriage. ... A same-sex ceremony is not and cannot be a marriage." (And if they don't "imply or represent", what will happen to them? Absolutely nothing - that's what.)

In response to the ruling, Spahr has said she will continue to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies, for which she could be sanctioned in the future. (Two words come to mind... "Screw" and "You". But then again, I think she's already incorporated that into her "wedding" vows. After all, homo-marriage is nothing more than the worship of the Sacred Orgasm.)

Over the past 20 years, the Presbyterian Church has seen a steady decline in its membership. (The old ones are dying off... the young ones are physically incapable of sexual reproduction. You do the math.) Though it is the nation’s ninth largest church, the Presbyterian Church membership went from 3 million in 1986 to 2.27 million in 2006.
(And I still think that a certain Senior Drill Instructor says it best.)

5 Comments:

Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

Hell once full of captives, now full of volunteers.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

oh yeah, this is that Twisted Sister song I keep referring to: Burn in Hell.

10:35 AM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...

Somewhere along the line, confusing charity with being polite, and mercy with pity, has become di riguer.

So, when all these "merciful" and "chaitable" people are standing up to be judged--will those who have fallen into heresy, perversion and stupidity because of it be held responsible?

1:02 PM  
Blogger Al said...

The picture of the Rev.(alledged) Jane Spahr makes it look like she has a pair of horns & pointy ears.

I wonder, is Screwtape her supervisor?

1:24 AM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

To allow error is to participate in it, plain and simple..oh wait, that's Protestantism for you....of course she can't be censured, there's no authority.

1:50 AM  

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