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Great Op-Ed on religious rights...by a bishop
« on: March 25, 2014, 08:16:22 AM »
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/03/24/hobby-lobby-obamacare-contraception-supreme-court-column/6838853/
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In 2003, I prepared for my consecration as a bishop by donning a bulletproof vest beneath my religious robes because of death threats from "good, religious people" who still believed that homosexual people are despicable in the eyes of God. As an openly gay man, elected as an Episcopal bishop, I was reviled even by other bishops in my own church. I know something about religion-based discrimination.

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Sometimes, even for a bishop, it's embarrassing to be a Christian. Not that I'm embarrassed by Jesus, whose life was spent caring and advocating for the marginalized, and whom I believe to be the perfect revelation of God. I'm just sometimes embarrassed to be associated with others who claim to follow him.

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Re: Great Op-Ed on religious rights...by a bishop
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2014, 08:29:46 AM »
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/03/24/hobby-lobby-obamacare-contraception-supreme-court-column/6838853/
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In 2003, I prepared for my consecration as a bishop by donning a bulletproof vest beneath my religious robes because of death threats from "good, religious people" who still believed that homosexual people are despicable in the eyes of God. As an openly gay man, elected as an Episcopal bishop, I was reviled even by other bishops in my own church. I know something about religion-based discrimination.

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Sometimes, even for a bishop, it's embarrassing to be a Christian. Not that I'm embarrassed by Jesus, whose life was spent caring and advocating for the marginalized, and whom I believe to be the perfect revelation of God. I'm just sometimes embarrassed to be associated with others who claim to follow him.

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It is amusing the way each Christian adjusts his/her own opinion to suit him/herself. He thinks they are all wrong except him. The easiest person to fool is always yourself.
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Re: Great Op-Ed on religious rights...by a bishop
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2014, 10:52:46 AM »
The easiest person to fool is always yourself.

In religion, it often seems the opposite is true -- have you seen the stadium-size 'megachurch' Joel Osteen fills every week?
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