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Priest leaves church and joins another so he can screw

A Catholic priest in Miami was caught breaking his vow of celibacy.  As a result, he promptly apologized, repented, and went back to honoring his vow.

Just kidding.  He decided that vows mean nothing and decided to go to a church that would be more accepting of his newly found “lifestyle”.  Details:

A popular U.S. Roman Catholic priest photographed frolicking with a woman on a Florida beach announced on Thursday he had joined the Episcopal Church to pursue the priesthood in a faith that allows married clergy.

“I’ve seen with my own eyes how many brothers of mine serve God as married men and with the blessing of having their own families,” said Father Alberto Cutie, whose removal from his Miami Beach parish prompted public debate about the Catholic Church’s celibacy requirement for priests. …

Let me get a couple of things out of the way here.

First of all, there is nothing in the Bible that says God expects clergy to remain unmarried.  Why the Catholic church deems otherwise is beyond me.  However, it’s no secret that this is indeed the Church’s position.  If you think you may want to serve God AND be a husband and a father, then you do not become a Catholic priest.  “Yes, but what if you change your mind when you get older?”  Then don’t make a vow before God that says you commit your life to remain celibate!  We have enough people in this country who profess to be Christian who routinely, without batting an eyelash, break vows before God.  We sure as heck don’t need a man of the cloth doing that!  “Hey, sorry about breaking that promise to you, God!  Them’s the breaks, though, right?  Maybe I’ll do better next time…maybe.”

Secondly, why would the Episcopalian church accept a minister who clearly has no regard for vows made before God?  Then again, this Church has already demonstrated that it doesn’t always hold God’s word in the highest regard, as evidenced by its ordaining of an openly and practicing homosexual minister.

We all sin.  We all stumble.  Heck, I do every day, and I ask God’s forgiveness when I do.  But when you stumble and sin, you repent…which means you turn from your sin.  This “minister” is not turning from his sin of breaking his vow before God…he’s running full speed with zeal into the arms of the sin.  May God have mercy on him, as may He have mercy on us all.

May 29, 2009 Posted by | Catholics, Christianity, Episcopalians, hypocrisy | 3 Comments

Update on that dual Muslim-Christian moonbat priestess

Recall that story where the Episcopalian priestess said she was both Muslim AND Christian? If not, here’s your background. As you know, it is theologically impossible to be both Muslim and Christian. Fortunately, sanity has prevailed, at least for the time being. From Seattlestan’s fishwrap:

The Rev. Ann Holmes Redding, a local Episcopal priest who announced she is both Muslim and Christian, will not be able to serve as a priest for a year, according to her bishop.

During that year, Redding is expected to “reflect on the doctrines of the Christian faith, her vocation as a priest, and what I see as the conflicts inherent in professing both Christianity and Islam,” the Rt. Rev. Geralyn Wolf, bishop of the Diocese of Rhode Island, wrote in an e-mail to Episcopal Church leaders.

Redding was ordained more than 20 years ago by the then-bishop of Rhode Island, and it is that diocese that has disciplinary authority over her.

During the next year, Redding “is not to exercise any of the responsibilities and privileges of an Episcopal priest or deacon,” Wolf wrote in her e-mail. Wolf could not be reached for immediate comment.

“I understand that one of my options would be to voluntarily leave the priesthood,” Redding said.

At this moment, though, she is not willing to do that. “The church is going to have to divorce me if it comes to that,” she said. “I’m not going to go willingly.”

There’s hope for that church yet.

July 6, 2007 Posted by | Episcopalians, moonbats | Leave a comment

Crazy Episcopalians at it again

It’s not enough that the ‘Pissers pick an openly gay unrepentant priest. Now, they add another live one to the mix. That Scrappleface satirized this three years ago, only to see it actually occur in real life, is a testament to how even moonbattery-laced parody can sometimes take roots in reality. Anywho, from Hot Air:

No, that’s not just a Scrappleface headline (anymore). The Episcopalian Church, a major diocese of which is headed up by an openly gay bishop who left his wife and kids, now also has a Muslim priest. Or is that imam?

Shortly after noon on Fridays, the Rev. Ann Holmes Redding ties on a black headscarf, preparing to pray with her Muslim group on First Hill.

On Sunday mornings, Redding puts on the white collar of an Episcopal priest.

She does both, she says, because she’s Christian and Muslim.

Redding, who until recently was director of faith formation at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, has been a priest for more than 20 years. Now she’s ready to tell people that, for the last 15 months, she’s also been a Muslim — drawn to the faith after an introduction to Islamic prayers left her profoundly moved.

“…for the last 15 months…” So she converted or appended or whatever you’d call this well after 9-11. Just sayin’.

Redding, who will begin teaching the New Testament as a visiting assistant professor at Seattle University this fall, has a different analogy: “I am both Muslim and Christian, just like I’m both an American of African descent and a woman. I’m 100 percent both.”

Islam denies the divinity of Christ; Christianity doesn’t function without the divinity of Christ. Redding is suffering from cognitive dissonance. So is her superior in the church.

Redding’s bishop, the Rt. Rev. Vincent Warner, says he accepts Redding as an Episcopal priest and a Muslim, and that he finds the interfaith possibilities exciting. Her announcement, first made through a story in her diocese’s newspaper, hasn’t caused much controversy yet, he said.

Oh, isn’t heresy exciting!

Next on the Episcopalian agenda: Finding a priest who’s Christian, Muslim, gay, straight, Zoroastrian, Hindu and a practicioner of transcendental meditation while claiming to channel Vanuatu, a sixth-century alien who lived on Saturn (but was actually an illegal immigrant from the planet Xanadu). Won’t that be exciting too!

If you’re Muslim, fine. If you’re Christian, fine. If you’re (insert religion here), fine. But it is 110% impossible to be both Muslim and Christian. Period. End of story. Movin’ on…

June 18, 2007 Posted by | Episcopalians, moonbats, religion of peace | 1 Comment