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  •  I think you're right (3+ / 0-)
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    FindingMyVoice, Wee Mama, jayjaybear

    I remember that it was a very big deal.

    Of course, we also can't neglect the soon-to-retire Bishop V. Gene Robinson, Bishop of New Hampshire, the first openly gay, partnered bishop in the Anglican communion, either.  

    Apparently, at one time, he was receiving multiple death threats daily.  :(

    •  Heh...I suppose I did kind of focus on what was (2+ / 0-)
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      LSophia, Wee Mama

      actually a tangential comment in the diary instead of the focus! :0)

      And yes, there's nothing that jars some Christians out of their nominal Christianity like challenging some aspect of their dogma.

      The last time the Republicans were this radical, they were working to elect former slaves to Congress. What a difference a century and a half makes!

      by jayjaybear on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 11:41:45 AM PST

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    •  He wore a bullet-proof vest underneath his (2+ / 0-)
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      LSophia, jayjaybear

      shirt for his consecration. The man is a saint and a hero.

      Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

      by Wee Mama on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 01:05:04 PM PST

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        Wee Mama, jayjaybear

        genuinely pastoral, kind and very self-aware.  He was out here for a book reading a few years ago.  It struck me that all of the hatred and vilification he received had only served to strengthen his faith - he shone with a genuine humility and goodness I have seldom, if ever, seen before.

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