Monday 14 July 2008
So we are about Love are we? Never would have guessed!
Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire talks among other things about some of the naked aggression shown towards gay people today and reflects on how some leaders in our church have stood by and said nothing. It reminds me of the admittedly overused saying: "All that is needed for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing"! This was recently demonstrated by the rebel GAFCON conference (of pure Bible believing bishops) whose members refused to condemn violence against gay people and the Primate of Nigeria who has at best ignored and some would say condoned the murder of gay people in his country! Not to mention the Archbishop of Canterbury who has sadly failed to loudly condemn the homophobic rants of so called 'orthodox' Christians! Unity is desirable of course but at what cost? What is worth sacrificing for Unity? From the denial of an invitation to +Gene to Lambeth it would seem that among the sacrifices is hearing the voice of gay Christians! So much for the 'listening' promised in Lambeth 1998 resolution 1.10!