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This site hopefully can provide some vehicle by which I can comment, complain, and once in a while praise the state of religion in this country and around the world from a liberal protestant perspective.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Same Old Church News

Apparently a Pittsburgh Presbytery committee plans to pursue new charges against the Rev. Janet Edwards for officiating a wedding between two women.

And the top court in the Presbyterian Church USA made clear that ordination of non celibate gay and lesbians is forbidden by the constitution. The local option is dead unless something changes at General Assembly. Back to square one.

More Light argues that such bans do "not offer thoughtful guidance on Christian sexual ethics for (LGBT) persons who are single or in faithful relationships." In the name of morality, in otherwords, moral guidance and support is removed from LGBT folks.

It's hard to see how mainline protestants can use methods which have little relation to their respective traditions to justify GLBT exclusion. In 2008. I doubt many GLBT folks will wait around another 40 years for the church to get it together on this issue.

For a different topic: a friend sent to me a website which has Garfield cartoons without Garfield. Kind of spooky. As the site says "Meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman.."

2 Comments:

At 9:25 PM , Anonymous Drew said...

Thanks for posting this. As a Presbyterian with connections to that Presbytery it's a close to home kind of story...

 
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