Episcopal Road to Nowhere

ECUSA’s “Gay” Bishop Is Not Christianity’s Future

by Mark Tooley

At its General Convention this summer, the Episcopal Church approved the first openly homosexual bishop in a major Christian denomination. Will the November consecration (by the church’s presiding bishop) of the Reverend Gene Robinson as New Hampshire’s new Episcopal bishop, a ceremony that Robinson’s male lover will proudly attend, presage acceptance of homosexual conduct in other Christian churches?

Probably not. Contrary to public perception, almost no major denomination, even the most liberal, formally approves of homosexual relations. Those who perform the relatively rare ordinations of practicing homosexuals and celebrations of . . .

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Mark Tooley directs the United Methodist committee of the Institute on Religion and Democracy (www.ird-renew.org) in Washington, D.C.

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