Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Change of Heart

The Catholic Church stands to gain some new members from the fallout over the ordination of the Bishop Gene Robinson in 2003, which cut a deep schism in the Anglican Church.

When the Robinson case emerged, I remember being happy not to be part of a group that had to debate who was eligible to hold the highest offices of the church. There was a very vocal element who came out against homosexuals (like Robinson) and women.

Six years later, the Catholic Church has decided to invite those discouraged Anglicans into their fold. The real kicker here is they are grandfathering in the married priests. This ruling has not been tested by Catholic priests wanting to marry or single Anglican priests wanting to do the same. But nonetheless it is significant.

I can only imagine God up there laughing at the lengths his people will go to in order to make a point. I hope the Catholic Church is happy with its new homophobic members!


Blogger Steve said...

It seems shocking that a major world religion would attempt to use discrimination as a tool to grow and prosper (and make more money, no doubt).

12:40 PM  
Blogger media concepts said...

I agree with you and Steve. It seems the equivalent of having the KKK recruit racists from the Republican Party, or vice versa.

2:46 PM  
Blogger bulletholes said...

No surprise here. None at all.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

I'm not as familiar with Catholic churches. All I know is my Lutheran one is "reconciling in Christ," open and welcoming to gay members. I'm just not sure how they feel about the clergy.

7:43 PM  

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