Monday, November 27, 2006

Pagan Episcopalians

By Rick Pearcey

* Earth Mama -- Be Unfruitful and Do Not Multiply: "New Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori recently told the New York Times that her fellow Episcopalians are proudly not procreating so as to spare the environment," writes Mark Tooley in the American Spectator.

"The Presiding Bishop was asked how many Episcopalians there are in the U.S. 'About 2.2 million,' Schori responded. 'It used to be larger percentage-wise, but Episcopalians tend to be better-educated and tend to reproduce at lower rates than some other denominations.'

"...'Aren't Episcopalians interested in replenishing their ranks by having children?' the New York Times asked.

" 'No,' Schori replied. 'It's probably the opposite. We encourage people to pay attention to the stewardship of the Earth and not use more than their portion.'

"True to Schori's boast, the Episcopalians have done magnificently in reducing their numbers and, purportedly, sparing the Earth the ravages of an enlarged Episcopalian presence." HT: WTimes

* Apostate Mama -- Help Thou My Unbelief: Author and thinker Os Guinness says Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori of the Episcopal Church is "not an orthodox believer."

"By that he means that she doesn't accept the Christian creeds and historical teachings about Jesus Christ, personal salvation, biblical revelation, sexuality, and other issues," reports AP.

"Guinness, an Anglican, says that much of the U.S. Episcopal Church has embraced heresy and become 'apostate' and even 'pagan.'

"He says he considers Jefferts Schori part of 'a new phenomenon in the world, where there are Christian leaders who no longer believe the Christian faith, and yet stay on as leaders.'"

Rick Pearcey is editor and publisher of The Pearcey Report.

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