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The Episcopal Church’s Website’s Deafening Silence on the Persecuted Church

August 27, 2014

What a denomination chooses to put on its official website says a lot about what its priorities are and what its vision is…

Retired Bishop Gene Robinson of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire was the first openly partnered homosexual bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Thoughts on Bishop Gene Robinson’s divorce

May 4, 2014

I cannot condone the relationship Bishop Robinson was in, but my heart is not made of stone, and, so, naturally, I cannot help but feel pity for the sense of loss he and his former legal partner Mark Andrew naturally feel. Yet the sad reality is that retired Bishop Robinson’s kind of thinking about what marriage is exemplifies the perfect embodiment of the desacralization of society and of the world itself within the progressive worldview. This worldview does not entail merely the creation of a hitherto unrecognized form of marriage, but the desacralization of the very concept or idea itself into something that hardly resembles a marriage.

A Christian cathedral, a house of worship, a dignified place for prayer, solemn choirs, and. . . tai-chi, yoga, and football practice in the nave? The Very Rev. Gary Hall, the Cathedral dean, says “why not?”.

The latest at the National Cathedral: tai chi, yoga, and football in the nave

January 18, 2014

The Washington National Cathedral represents many things to many people. A Christian cathedral, a house of worship, a dignified place for prayer, solemn choirs, and, apparently now, pay-as-you-go tai-chi, yoga, and football practice in the nave? The Very Rev. Gary Hall, the Cathedral dean, says “why not?”. In a move shocking to even veteran TEC watchers, The Episcopal Church’s most famous national monument transforms itself from a reverent house of prayer to a Neo-Gothic shell in which all manner of non-Christian activities are permitted for those willing to pay for the privilege.

Gay rights activists have long utilized Matthew Shepard's brutal murder as a rallying cry against hate-motivated crimes against LGBT youth. Yet the gay rights' movement will have to come to terms with the reality that journalists are increasingly coming to the consensus that Shepard was not murdered for his sexuality.
(Image courtesy of the New York Daily news via Getty Images).

Politicizing Tragedy

October 4, 2013

In the wake of an emerging consensus among journalists that Matthew Shepard was not murdered in a hate crime due to his sexual identity, The Episcopal Church’s determination to continue their uncritical support for the false narrative that portrays him as a gay martyr serves only to politicize a horrific tragedy.


National Cathedral Dean Slams “Filthy Enactment” of Voting Rights Ruling

July 2, 2013

By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) A recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court “essentially gutted” the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and recalls the infamous Fugitive Slave Act of the 1850s, according to the dean of…


News Flash: Gene Robinson Opposes Church Discipline

April 26, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) Bishop Gene Robinson took up his pen to give Pope Francis & Co. a few pointers on church leadership. It seems unusual that an openly gay bishop who oversaw the precipitous…


Religious Groups Celebrate Day to Thank Abortion Doctors

March 18, 2013

By John Lomperis (@JohnLomperis) In case you missed it, March 10 was National Abortion Provider Appreciation Day. Yes, a special day to celebrate the work done by our friendly neighborhood abortionists. The Religious Coalition…


Two Very Different Episcopalianisms Meet in Charleston

January 29, 2013

By Bart Gingerich (@BJGingerich) Last week, orthodox Christians convened at the historical St. Philip’s Church to participate in theological discussions at the Mere Anglicanism Conference. Most of the attendees expressed support for the Diocese…


Anti-Israel Zealots Chastise Episcopal Church

January 25, 2013

By Mark Tooley Prominent, radically anti-Israel Episcopalians are urging their denomination to adopt a more aggressive stance towards Israel, including divestment. The Episcopal Church largely has stood back from some of the more stridently…


Episcopal Church Leadership Lashes Out

February 11, 2010

Important Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori traveled to Britain in advance of the Church of England Synod. While talking points were made available by the Episcopal…