"HOW SHALL WE THEN LIVE?" Francis Schaeffer

Wednesday, May 04, 2005


Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at 4:09 pm ET

Unstrange Bedfellows--Bishop Gene Robinson and Planned Parenthood

Bishop Gene Robinson, the Episcopal Church USA's first openly-homsoexual bishop, recently addressed a Planned Parenthood "prayer breakfast" and national leadership conference. According to The Washington Times, Robinson told the crowd that liberals must offer a "religious defense" against conservative Christianity. "Our defense against religious people has to be a religious defense. . . . We must use people of faith to counter the faith-based arguments against us," he said. In his article, reporter Jon Ward revealed that Robinson "took aim at traditional interpretations of the Bible." In the bishop's words: "We have allowed the Bible to be taken hostage, and it is being wielded by folks who would use it to hit us over the head. We have to take back those Scriptures . . . You know, those stories are our stories. I tell this to lesbian folk all the time: The story of freedom in Exodus is our story. . . . That's my story, and they can't have it." So, the Exodus is his story. The biblical account of the rescue of the Children of Israel from the hands of the Eyptians becomes a narrative of homosexual liberation. How does he get to this? Look at his principle of biblical interpretation: "What an unimaginative God it would be if God only put one meaning in any verse of Scripture." Ah, imagination. It certainly takes a great deal of imagination to get to Bishop Robinson's interpretation of Scripture--especially those texts that so clearly condemn homosexuality as sin.

JB here: There is more. As you might well suspect "the bish" also sports a woman's right to have an abortion; but only in a loving and thoughtful way.

My mother-in-law is doing quite poorly; she may die soon. Her husband died 6 or 7 months ago after suffering from Parkinson's disease for 20 years. My mother-in-law had her first 4 children before the eldest (my wife) turned 7. Just think, 4 little girls all under the age of 7 (no twins). Life had to be quite hectic and chaotic. Plus they were very poor. But abortion? Never an option in that family - thank goodness. I have wonderful sister-in-laws. BTW, my in-laws added 2 more children some years after the first 4. Their last child was FINALLY a boy. And that's the way it was.

No comments: