Friday, August 31, 2007

Episcopal Church Looking Again At Gay Female Bishop For Chicago

According to news reports, "The Rev. Tracey Lind, dean of Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland, has accepted a nomination to become the next bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago because she wants to follow God's call. Lind, a lesbian priest who lives in Cleveland Heights with her partner, Emily Ingalls, is one of five candidates for the bishop's seat. If elected, she will become the second openly gay bishop consecrated in the denomination." Tracy is gay but states, "I believe that accepting this nomination is what God is asking of me, and I, in turn, ask your prayers for me and for our church as I strive to respond faithfully and with grace,'' Lind wrote in a letter to the Trinity congregation."


"As a Christian and former attendee of 'straight' Episcopal churches in the Akron Ohio area, I would like to remind the gayer Episcopal churches, including Tracy Lind's Trinity Church in Cleveland, that only sheer selfishness - not the Lord - has driven so many Episcopalians to exalt their sexual identity over the Word of God.

In two thousand years of Church history there has never been such a push to install sodomite priests and priestess and ministers into any church much less mainline denominations.

How could something that is clearly outlined as an abomination in the Bible be so generally accepted by thinking people who say they "love the Lord?" What Lord are you praying to? The mushy God who permits anything and has no morality? This is the wrong God, and may even be God's adversary the devil who according to the Bible is able to transform himself into an angle of light.

You may be so reprobate (beyond judgment) that God will not allow you to see the pure, clear light of His word. I pray you are not that way. Fortunately, there does exist alternative Anglican churches and communions which have not fallen prey to the most deplorable doctrine ever instituted in the Episcopal churches.

So, I ask you pro sodomite believers, is it worth it? The division? The heartache? The trouble you have caused so many people, especially little children confounded by your negation of the sacredness (that means specialness/holiness) of male-female matrimony? I should not even be having to define matrimony as "male-female."

You have exalted feminism and lesbianism over the Word of God. You may be proud of that, but pride is surely one of the deadliest of sins.

Luke 17:2 "Woe unto him through whom offences come! It were better for him if he had not been born, or if a millstone were hanged about his neck and he were cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones."

Sincerely, JC