I mean, really?
The following video is from the Wall Street Journal regarding the Apostolic Constitution allowing for the corporate union of Anglicans within the Catholic Church.
To discuss this important topic the Journal gathered together three peas from the same pod. Episcopalian Bishop John Shelby Spong, who by the way recently issued his manifesto on homosexuality which begins…
“I have made a decision. I will no longer debate the issue of homosexuality in the church with anyone. I will no longer engage the biblical ignorance that emanates from so many right-wing Christians about how the Bible condemns homosexuality, as if that point of view still has any credibility. I will no longer discuss with them or listen to them tell me how homosexuality is ‘an abomination to God,’ about how homosexuality is a ‘chosen lifestyle,’ or about how through prayer and ‘spiritual counseling’ homosexual persons can be ‘cured.”‘
Alrighty, we know where Spong is coming from, but what of the others? Next up we have Princeton professor Elaine Pagels. Professor Pagels has written a book that claims that St. Paul was actually a Gnostic and that the Pauline epistles are forgeries written later by anti-Gnostics. You can’t make this stuff up. Actually I take that back, you can, and she did.
Last and possibly least we have the Jesuit proverbial bad penny, Fr. Tom Reese. You will remember, of course, that this is the same Fr. Reese that while editor at America Magazine published editorials that were so far outside the realm of Catholic teaching that the CDF forced him out of his job. Fr. Reese has now set up camp at the aptly named Woodstock Theological Center. However his real job is as media “go to” Catholic dissenter.
So this little panel of dizzy malcontents is chosen to discuss this wonderful initiative of the Pope toward disaffected orthodox leaning Anglicans. You would think they could have managed to find one person for this panel that actually liked the idea? Perhaps one of the Anglicans in question? Or, at the very least, they could have actually invited a Catholic to be on the panel.
Anyway, watch the video and enjoy the stupidity. If you watch closely you can see these fossils slowly being encased in amber.