Gay Episcopal Bishop "Drama Queen"
"It's All About Me and My Feelings" Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson
MSNBC (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23578528/) reports that the first openly-homosexual Bishop in the Episcopalian Church, V. Gene Robinson, has rejected a limited role in a conference of Anglican Church leaders.
A brief history lesson, the Anglican Church was once the Roman Catholic Church of England, but the Catholics lost a power struggle with English King Henry the VIII. The original trouble came about when King Henry wished to put away his wife because she did not bear him a son. The Roman Catholic Church would not go along with it, and Henry managed a hostile takeover. Since then, Anglicans keep mostly Roman Catholic tradition, but answer to other figures, such as the political leaders in their individual nations. King Henry went on to marry six wives, four of them eliminated through annulment and execution. By the time of his death, he had prompted over 70,000 political executions.
I guess my point here, and I say this as a protestant, is that there was a whole lot of unrighteousness in the very root and founding of the Anglican Church (the Church of England gave root to the Anglican Church once the British Empire spread world-wide). A willful man who was wicked in his sexuality (King Henry) brought that church into being, and the very same kind of man ("Bishop" Robinson) now threatens to destroy it. And because he is a willful and wicked man, like Henry he does not care what consequences his actions have on others. It is all about him. I put the title "Bishop" in quotes as it applies to Robinson because I don't recognize the legitimacy of homosexual "Bishops" anymore than I recognize the legitimacy of homosexual "marriage".
According to MSNBC, Anglican leaders had been working out a compromise with their American branch, the Episcopal Church. They had said Robinson could "be present" in the conference Marketplace, or convention hall, where exhibitors and church agencies set up stalls, and that he could participate in one "high profile" event, such as a news conference, at the 20-day summit. He would be excluded from the private meetings at the once-a-decade Anglican Lambeth conference. The exhibit hall is open to the public, while the Lambeth discussions are private.
That was not good enough for the Drama Queen. Robinson told the bishops in Texas that ever since he got word of the proposal late last Friday, "I have been in considerable pain." He said he had hoped to participate in Bible study and small group discussions with other bishops.
"I am dismayed and sickhearted that we can't sit around a table, as brothers and sisters in Christ, and study Scripture together," he said. "It makes me wonder, if we can't sit around a table and study the Bible together, what kind of Communion do we have and what are we trying to save?"
V. Gene Robinson flaunts his immorality and expects everyone else to accommodate it. Two thousand years of Church Tradition and Four Thousand years of Divine Revelation must yield before the tender feelings of V. Gene Robinson. God Himself must change His Word or V. Gene Robinson will be "in considerable pain" and it will be all God's fault! I don't say he is the only one who does this, it is all too common. The deacon who dumps his wife and then shows up with his new honey on Sunday and expects everyone to adapt is the heterosexual version of this same arrogant self-centered malady. Everyone has to change except the sinner or they are not "loving" according to The New Gospel of the High Church of the Holy Tolerance. It is human nature to try not to take sin seriously. God sent His Son to die that we might understand the seriousness of it to a Holy God, but even that sacrifice counts for nothing to wicked clergy determined to trivialize sin.
Robinson wants a Bible study? How about 1 Corinthians 5:11-13?
"But now I have written unto you not to keep company if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such a one, no not (even) to eat.
For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? Do not ye judge them that are within?
But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person."