Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thought for the Day



It's liberty and justice for all -- not some.

It's respect the dignity of every human being -- not just straight ones.


Got it? Great. Let's do it.

7 comments:

Martin T. said...

Can you explain how the dignity of homosexuals is being "threatened" in TEC by not allowing non-celibate homosexual bishops?

Jim said...

One wonders how we find so many trolls. I agree with the post but it is a lot easier for some to proclaim liberty than it is to live it. ;;sigh;;

FWIW
jimB

SUSAN RUSSELL said...

It's a busy day in parish-priest-land but let me give it a VERY quick shot ...

It's what some have called "sacramental apartheid" -- the exclusion of some of the baptized from some of the sacraments because of race, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity (etc.) If we're going to respect the dignity of every human being we're going to treat them equally. And in TEC since we've had sexual orientation in our non-discrimination canons regarding ordination since 1994 that means equal access to qualified candidates for all orders of ministry.

Now ... back to the parochial report.

Martin T. said...

One wonders why if you disagree with something you are labeled as a troll, homophobic, bigot, and whatever colorful term the far left will come up with next to smear those who don't agree with their reasoning. That canon says nothing about clergy being non-celibate homosexuals. Try again when you're free.

SUSAN RUSSELL said...

Bless your heart, Martin. Clearly you've got lots of time on your hands.

How about spending some of it reviewing the history of these arguments over time ... I recommend:

http://ladioceselgbt.blogspot.com/2009/11/where-do-we-stand.html

SUSAN RUSSELL said...

PS -- the ad hominem stuff goes both ways, folks. If you want to call people names there are plenty of other sites that thrive on that kind of stuff.

Martin T. said...

It's a slow work day Rev.Russell. What can I say?