Episcopal "minister" defrocked after becomign Muslim

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  1. matt wade

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    http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/04/02/muslim.minister.defrocked/

    Ok..there's so much wrong with this story that I'm not even going to comment on all the wrongness.

    I applaud the Episcopalian church for actually removing her from ministry (of course she should never have been a "minister" to begin with). This woman has obviously never read her Bible very well with statements like, "It simply hasn't been my experience that I have to make a choice between the two."
     
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    This is the growing case with apostate Christianity.
     
  3. carpro

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    Any woman that elects to be muslim has to have rocks in her head.

    Psychotherapy is called for.
     
  4. Marcia

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    And yet there are many Episcopal priests who are not defrocked even though they are denying biblical truth. For example, Matthew Fox is a New Ager. Bishop Spong has denied every essential of the Christian faith. But yet they go on.
     
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    Agreed...Gene Robinson comes to mind as well.
     
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    Forget the theology. I'm not about to be a minister in a denomination that threatens "de-frocking."

    Sounds painful.

    :D :D
     
  7. Matt Black

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    Fairly old news; now if only TEC would get rid of V G Robinson, then we'd be getting somewhere and they could stay in the Anglican Communion. Can't see it happening somehow, which means that the future for us Biblie-believing Anglicans lies with the likes of these guys. J S Spong has retired so he's even older news
     
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    Let us not forget all the faithful Church of England people who have written sound theological books and the many who stand to-day for soundness, although different doctrines in some areas.

    The Anglican Church in Canada is facing a possible split after the next Bishop's meeting over homosexual priests. I believe this is also happening world wide in Anglican circles, especially, ironically, in Africa.

    I came to know Jesus as my personal Saviour in the Church of England through sound biblical teaching at an all boys Anglican Public School (private school for Americans).

    We only get the news of the deviants. We don't get the news about the faithful Anglicans world wide.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    I'm sorry if I offend anyone, but Episcopalians seem to have a distorted view. Allow me to say that all Episcopalians are not like that. What really gets me is that they have allowed homosexuals to become ordained ministers. I know that about half of the Episcopalians didn't like that. They should have made a much stronger stand. If I were an Episcopalian I would have joined a different denomination. There's no way that I could be proud to be apart of something that allows ministers to be homosexual when the Bible says that it is wrong.
     
  10. Matt Black

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    Why should we have to join a different denomination? It's our church as much as the liberals - why should we leave and not them? The situation in the Anglican Communion right now is similar to that in the SBC before the conservative resurgence in the late 70s and it was the liberals who ultimately had to leave the SBC, not the conservatives - the FCA site to which I linked above is but one example of the conservative resurgence within Anglicanism that is gathering pace.
     
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    Matt, correct me if I'm off base, but I understand some Episcopal churches have placed themselves under other jurisdictions, more conservative, some from Africa.

    Do you anticipate a conservative resurgence in the Episcopal Church, similar to the SBC's? Is there a mechanism that makes it possible for the conservatives to pull it off within the rules? Can it be done by the laity, or will it require support from the clergy?
     
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    That would be my first thought, but when the leadership says that homosexuality is okay, what do you do? If it were one or two people, then it wouldn't be so bad, they could be removed. What I thought was crazy is that they even had to vote on it. God's word is not a democracy.
     

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