Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Should moral "evolution" of a society require a reinterpretation of God's law...

Does Society Set The Standard For God's LawDoes Society Set The Standard For God's Law?

I missed this post over at All Things Beautiful last week, but it's worth reading if you're interested in the debate over homosexuality and the likely split it will cause within the Anglican Church.
Society does not set standard for God's law. God does not obligate nor encourage us to fulfill all our desires. Those desires that violate his laws must be controlled; and yet, where does that leave the question of homosexuality, which is considered an acceptable practice by many in our world today.

"Will gay debate tear the Church apart?" was the screaming headline on CNN's Larry King Live, featuring the first openly gay Episcopal Bishop in U.S. history, The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, Bishop of New Hampshire, The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, who appointed him, the clergy that oppose him, and....our own journalist/blogger Andrew Sullivan, who is Catholic and gay.
Alexandra's post - along with many very thoughtful comments - is... here.

Michael Liccione asks "Can one affirm the traditional norm that homosex is wrong without positively rejecting confirmed homosexuals as persons?". As Alexandra puts it... can we "hate the sin and love the sinner"?

For me, that answer has to be yes, absolutely. I don't, however, agree that a man so proud of his outwardly proud of his sin should be elevated to the leadership role of Bishop.

Some recent related posts of mine:
God's Top 10
The Episcopal tragedy - The secular progressive movement strengthens...Christianity & morality regroup.
Paul's letter to the Romans contains the Bible's clearest condemnation of same-sex relations. Recent scholarship finds the opposite. Who is right?
Feminist Absolutism Infultrating Religions with Moral Relativism...
The homosexualization continues as emotion, love & tolerance are used against morality, standards & truth...


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