Bishop Robinson's remarks at the 75th Episcopalian General Convention. -- Beliefnet.com
Well, one last posting about my experience in Poland. I didn't intend to bring this up, but this story brought it back to me, so here it is.
It seemed to me, on my return, that homosexuality is now a mainstream way of life in those parts of the world that I've seen. It does seem to be mostly limited to urban centers, but even the smallest urban centers now seem to have their active enclaves. Poland, with its strong Catholic population, is not supposed to be gay-friendly, but it was there, nonetheless. Especially noticeable is that the rest of the world, heterosexuals, seem to be resigned to the fact and just ignore homosexuals and their activity even as they would teen-age lovers, homeless people, or street ministers. (I had to sit right behind two lesbians fondling each other for 9 1/2 hours; nobody else seemed to notice.)
And the church seems to be powerless to stop its rise; in fact, this article well explains how the church will become gradually "blind" to homosexuality within its ranks. (You have to read it, all the way through.)
I know we all would like to share the Truth with homosexuals, same as any other of our fellow sinners...but what to do when the "way of the world" is trying to seize the high ground from underneath you?
And does any of this have anything to do with the previous post regarding "notreligion"...or even the "cultish" idea that the church itself has reached the end of its age?
Sir C, seeking to strengthen the armor...