The first female leader of the US Episcopal Church has defended homosexuality after announcing her belief that it is not a sin.
Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, 52, elected this week as the head of the 2.3 million member church, told reporters that she felt homosexuals were created by God to love people of the same sex.
The Bishop of Nevada told CNN, “I believe that God creates us with different gifts. Each one of us comes into this world with a different collection of things that challenge us and things that give us joy and allow us to bless the world around us."
Some people come into this world with affections ordered toward other people of the same gender and some people come into this world with affections directed at people of the other gender."
She defended her view claiming the Bible’s passages relating to homosexuality are written in a different historical context, " The Bible has a great deal to teach us about how to live as human beings. The Bible does not have so much to teach us about what sorts of food to eat, what sorts of clothes to wear -- there are rules in the Bible about those that we don't observe today." The Bible tells us about how to treat other human beings,
Christians have a problem: they’re docile. Not in a celebratory sense - in fact most Christians are very loyal to whatever religious sect they aspouse to - but in a rhetorical sense. Christians have decided that they are not going to serve as activists in responding to those who continue to make a mockery of God and his teachings, when in fact the only way - especially in the press - is by fighting the story, bashing it.
Ann Coulter’s new book "Godless: The Church of Liberalism" has created a storm of controversy, but an online poll sponsored by NewsMax.com reveals that Americans overwhelmingly support Coulter and strongly disagree with her critics.
In the book – which shot to the top of Amazon.com’s list of best sellers the day after it was published and has debuted at the No. 1 spot on The New York Times nonfiction list – Coulter criticizes four New Jersey widows who pushed for an independent commission to investigate the 9/11 attacks that killed their husbands, and backed Democrat John Kerry for president in 2004.
"These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzis,” Coulter wrote.
Hillary Clinton immediately lashed out at Coulter for what she called her "vicious, mean-spirited attack” on the widows and said the book should have been called "heartless.” House Democrats from New York and Long Island signed a letter demanding an apology from Coulter, and two New Jersey Democrats sought to have the book banned in that state. NBC's Matt Lauer also went on the attack against Coulter when she appeared on the "Today” show, and The New York Times said her book is "in need of flogging.” But the NewsMax poll – which drew more than 90,000 respondents from sites across the Web, such as Drudge Report and The New York Times - shows that the establishment assault on Coulter and her book did not change many minds.
See what jealousy, envy and hate will get you? Of course. But the loons on the Left are too stupid to realize that there outright contempt for Coulter not only shows off their true colors, but it's done nothing but help Ann get to No. 1 on the NYTimes bestseller list.