Washington bishop welcomes Obama’s change of heart

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Rhian Roberts says: Rector Shreveport, LA Faith & Politics, Human Sexuality Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET May 11, 2012 at 4:35 pm That’s our bishop! God bless her! May 14, 2012 at 6:08 pm Loving people is loving God. I realize “love” has become a common-place and trite word, and I will not define it here. I also understand that many people believe in “tough love”, but I rather be walked-over than harmfully inflict so called “tough-love”. In any event, I do not aim to convince you of anything. “Logical” arguments do not soften peoples’ hearts to God.I wonder though, what might happen if you surrendered your desire to be “right” (since you think you’re right), and opened yourself to truly serve others?Don’t get me wrong, I used to chant statements such as your last 2 sentences – especially so when I lived among like-minded people. But now I have to accept that humility must always accompany faith, since faith by definition is something not proven. I am not saying that I agree with your choice of interpretations, but I’m sure that I have my own wonky ideas, and I always have to allow for the possibility of being wrong. Thus, I am compelled to ask myself, would I be willing to risk going to hell if I believe I am truly loving people? Karen Gonzalez says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem May 12, 2012 at 12:20 pm A beautiful statement indeed!! Washington bishop welcomes Obama’s change of heart Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Dianna Woolley says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Posted May 11, 2012 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 David Krohne says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Episcopal Diocese of Washington] The Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, released the following statement May 10, welcoming President Barack Obama’s endorsement of marriage equality:“I want to thank President Barack Obama for his forthright description of how he came to change his mind on the issue of marriage equality. While some commentators are dismissing the President’s “evolution,” the fact is that many of us have a similar story to tell. We grew up in social and spiritual traditions that taught us that same-gender orientation was a perversion, was a sin. Yet over time, and in relationship with people whose lives and examples contradicted our assumptions, we came to a different conclusion. Eventually, we came to realize that the sacred traditions we thought were opposed to same-gender relationships had much to say in support of them.“The President acknowledged that it was the example of staff members in committed, monogamous relationships; the same-gender parents of his daughters’ friends, and brave gay and lesbian soldiers that made him reconsider his opposition to marriage equality. This is only fitting. Jesus said that by their fruits you would know them. The President, like millions of other Americans, recognized goodness and holiness in the lives of same-sex couples, and had the courage and humility to change his mind.“I offer him my appreciation and my prayers.” Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events Hugh Magee says: Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY David Desrosiers says: Joe Clark says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing May 11, 2012 at 5:43 pm This is a great statement! Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Rector Bath, NC May 14, 2012 at 10:09 pm The Bishop has wisdom, courage, experience and a deep faith. It shows and I thank her Comments (7) Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 May 14, 2012 at 10:13 am True courage is defined by the willingness to speak the truth, especially in the face of a barrage of political correct society. The Bible says that homosexual behavior is a sin, an abomination to the Lord. You find it in the Old Testament, the New Testament, as well as in the very words of Jesus Himself. There will always be people who quote scripture out of context and twist it to fit their own agenda. I don’t hate homosexuals – I pray for them. They have believed a lie and they are caught up in a lifestyle that will eventually kill them and send them to hell. That is not my idea, it’s from God. And the church leaders that teach otherwise will have to answer to God for their false teachings. You have a right to disagree…and that’s fine. But I will speak the truth, at whatever the cost. I won’t bow down to social pressures, and I won’t go along with the crowd. I would rather please God than man. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET May 13, 2012 at 5:16 pm Sad. It is becoming very difficult to defend our church when the leaders of our church do not see how the leader of this country is using them for his own political gain. At what cost will we follow these leaders? I truly feel the Bishop does not understand the meaning of courage because I have seen none in the current President and feel this is the Bishop’s way to use the church as a forum to support her presidential choice. What would the Bishop say to clergy who refuse to marry same-gender couples? Would the Bishop support them for their courage? I don’t really expect any answers to my question. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group last_img read more