Thursday, October 22, 2009
There is no shortage of ignorance in the blogging world. The recent Vatican/Anglican news has given new fuel to those convinced the Church is on a campaign to recruit conservative, gay hating, anti-women in the pulpit, clergy and congregations. What nonsense. What the Vatican bashers fail to understand is that the Church is not a civil institution. The Church is obligated to teach the truth of faith. That the Church is opposed to homosexual behavior does not mean that the Church hates gays. That the Church does not allow the ordination of women does mean the dignity of women is lessened. These are matters of theology based solidly on clear biblical teaching and two thousand years of sacred tradition. One may disagree with the Church's teaching, but to characterize the Church as some sort of hate filled club is not only ignorant but displays a cruel bigotry.