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Sunday, 30 August 2009

Two tracks for narrow minds

Gene Robinson, the first out gay bishop in the Anglican communion, has been having a go at the Church of England and the Archwizard of Cant, Rowan Williams.

Williams has been talking of a “two-track” model of the church in response to the split in the Anglican Communion over the ordination of gay clergy, the elevation to the episcopate of gay candidates, gay people in general, more gay people, people who like gay people, people who support gay people, people who think gay people are, you know, OK.

Robinson has been giving interview to Britain’s Guardian, and in an earlier story, heralding the interview, the Guardian says:

Gene Robinson, the Episcopalian bishop of New Hampshire, criticised the policy of the Church of England towards gay and lesbian clergy. Alluding to the significant number of clergy who are gay, he said: “I think gay clergy in the Church of England are thought of as a problem to be solved or at least lived with, rather than a gift from God.”

Robinson, who is in Britain to speak at the Greenbelt festival at Cheltenham Racecourse this weekend, added that he could not accept the archbishop’s recent comments that if the Episcopal church refused to uphold the current moratorium on consecrating actively gay bishops or blessing civil unions, the communion might have to be reorganised into a two-tier, or “two-track” model. “I can’t imagine anything that would be more abhorrent to Jesus than a two-tier church,” he said. “Either we are children of God and brothers and sisters in Christ, or we aren’t. There are not preferred children and second-class children. There are just children of God.”

Why don’t those who oppose everything gay just grow up and get real instead of acting like spoiled schoolchildren poking fingers at the playground poofter? Those who oppose gay people in the church, same-sex marriage and blessings for same-sex couples really are immature, ignorant, unpleasant individuals who ought to be put out of everyone else’s misery.

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