Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Episcopal Church Supports Gay Civil Marriage

In an unprecedented vote of confidence for the Massachusetts Supreme Court's ruling that allows same-sex marriage, the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts passed a resolution affirming the decision.

I must say that it is refreshing to hear about a Christian organization actually taking a Christian stand against the tyranny of fundamentalism.

The Catholic Church, on the other hand, is using its resources (i.e., its money) to fight the decision and continue its long heritage of bigotry, hatred, and terror. Most recently the Bishop of the Brooklyn Diocese got on the radio and compared gay marriage to bestiality. To make this comparison is to invite hatred, not nurture love. To nurture love is part of Christianity, to foster hatred is the work of the devil.

Men who have never had sex should not be making pronouncements about the sex lives of human beings. Catholic priests, and the entire organization for which they work, have made themselves useless to humanity. The priests and the church serve only one vital function: to raise money to perpetuate their existence. This is the worst type of business.

The Episcopal Church continues to carry a message of hope and love in the spirit of the teachings of Christ, and the Catholic Church continues the tradition of hatred for which it is most known.

I can't believe the Catholics continue to throw their hat in with the fundamentalists. The fundamentalists HATE Catholics! Bishops and cardinals are educated men, and they must know that they have no future with the fundamentalists taking over our government and courts.

The word catholic means universal. It is supposed to mean that Rome runs a church for everybody. When did everything go so horribly wrong?

I say "thank-you" to the Church of England, and I might be looking you up this Sunday.

Definition of the word catholic from dictionary.com

Read about the Episcopal resolution here.

Read about the Catholics.