Ed Team

Homotextual: Thomas Jackson

Filed By Ed Team | September 28, 2007 7:15 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: bishops, California, Christian beliefs, Episcopal Church, Episcopalians, marriage, Oasis, religion

"We're disappointed the bishops made more explicit their intention to refuse to approve any 'non-celibate gay and lesbian persons' who are selected by a diocese to become a bishop. It is ironic for bishops to adopt this form of discrimination and at the same time voice a 'clear and outspoken in our shared commitment to establish and protect the civil rights of gay and lesbian persons. By making their discrimination against gay or lesbian bishops more blatant, the bishops have simply set the stage for a reversal of this action at the Church's next General Convention in 2009."
-- Thomas Jackson, president of the Episcopal Diocese of California's Oasis ministry to LGBT people, reacting to the decision by the Episcopal House of Bishops "to exercise restraint by not consenting to the consecration of any candidate to the episcopate whose manner of life presents a challenge to the wider church and will lead to further strains on communion." The body also chose "not to authorize public rites for the blessing of same-sex unions."

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