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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Deep Thoughts from the Episcopal Church's Newest Bishop


Here's a heart-warming story from Reuters:

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Newly elected leader of the U.S. Episcopal Church Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said on Monday she believed homosexuality was no sin and homosexuals were created by God to love people of the same gender.

Jefferts Schori, bishop of the Diocese of Nevada, was elected on Sunday as the first woman leader of the 2.3 million-member Episcopal Church. the U.S. branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion. She will formally take office later this year.


Interviewed on CNN, Jefferts Schori was asked if it was a sin to be homosexual.

"I don't believe so. I believe that God creates us with different gifts. Each one of us comes into this world with a different collection of things that challenge us and things that give us joy and allow us to bless the world around us," she said.

"Some people come into this world with affections ordered toward other people of the same gender and some people come into this world with affections directed at people of the other gender."

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My Comments: Ah, yes. We all have different God-given gifts. Some of us are artists, some are athletes, others are intellectuals. And then there are those who have the gift of homosexuality and are able to "give us joy" and to "bless the world" by having anal sex with one another. Thanks to Bishop Schori for helping us all to recognize these important gifts and blessings.

And may God bless you Bishop Schori!

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