Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Split Widens Over Gay Bishop (

"'This isn't primarily about sex,' said the Rev. Canon Kendall Harmon of South Carolina, one of the leading American voices opposed to gay ordination. 'It's about the authority and interpretation of Scripture, about who gets to make decisions and how they make them.'

Many acknowledge it's also about changing religious demographics - in Harmon's view, 'about whether Christianity at the beginning of the 21st century is going to be shaped by wealthy, mainly white, shrinking Western churches - or by the simple, faithful, growing churches of the Global South.'"

Personally, I have nothing against homosexuality and homosexuals. But they should not be made leaders of the church. Especially when this particular leader comes equipped with a partner. If priests - at least in Catholicism - are required to remain pure and chaste, even during training, I do not see why gay (some would say deviant) priests should be allowed to follow different guidelines.

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