The Bad Bishop "will be careful not to be especially Christian..."

(Tim w/thanks to David W.) For those concerned about the privileging of mainstream evangelical civic religion represented by President-elect Obama's invitation to Rick Warren to give the inaugural invocation, the tide's come in and you may rest easy. Bishop Gene Robinson has also been asked to pray. He'll hold forth during the Inaugural weekend at the Lincoln Memorial, and both Obama and Biden will attend.

Readers will recall that the Bad Bishop Robinson is a committed, self-affirming sodomite whose elevation to the bishopric has torn the Anglican communion asunder. Robinson is not blushing over the entire world discussing the nature of the sexual couplings he's been choosing most recently. In fact, he's quite proud to be a spokesman for the latest oppressed minority yearning to be free.

Proud of it?

Thus we get a better understanding of the Apostle Paul's comment when rebuking another ecclesiastical communion that was arrogant...

in the midst of wicked sexual perversity:

What do you desire? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love and a spirit of gentleness? It is actually reported that there is immorality among you, and immorality of such a kind as does not exist even among the Gentiles, that someone has his father’s wife. You have become arrogant and have not mourned instead, so that the one who had done this deed would be removed from your midst. (1 Corinthians 4:21-5:2)

The church that doesn't discipline men of perverse immorality will take pride in their tolerance of diversity. They will be smug in their betrayal of the Lord Jesus Christ, accusing those calling them to repent of being arrogant, themselves.

Meanwhile, as the Bad Bishop prepares himself to pray, he's preening over his own meekness and humility:

...Robinson said he doesn't yet know what he'll say, but he knows he won't use a Bible.

"While that is a holy and sacred text to me, it is not for many Americans," Robinson said. "I will be careful not to be especially Christian in my prayer. This is a prayer for the whole nation."

Comments

This kind of scenario is the kind where I'm very glad I've got the doctrine of separation from apostates to guide me. Not that I'm expecting to get such an invitation, but should pigs fly and I do, well, I'll be ready. :^)

I can't make up my mind who looks more masculine, he or K. Jefferts Schori. Well yes I can but I'm trying to be good. :)

A woman pastor, a sodomite pastor...all BO needs now is Franky Schaeffer, and he has got himself a three-ringed circus.

"This is a prayer for the whole nation."

Bad Christiansesss

> "I will be careful not to be especially

> Christian in my prayer. This is a prayer

> for the whole nation."

Use the farce, Luke!

Tim,

You are exactly right. One more text for you, noting especially verse 32:

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.

28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Though they know God's decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.

I'm strangely pleased that he won't be mentioning Jesus. One fewer time his name will be taken in vain.

Rae,

I hadn't thought of it that way, but you are right!

Kamilla

Rick Warren Praises Obama's Choice of Gene Robinson

The Washington Post says:

Today [1/14], Warren issued a statement praising Obama for selecting Robinson, saying the president-elect "has again demonstrated his genuine commitment to bringing all Americans of goodwill together in search of common ground. I applaud his desire to be the president of every citizen."

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2009/01/14/rick_warren_reaches_out_to_gen.html

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