Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Clear and Present?

The House of Bishops has weighed in with pomposity and fervor and, can we call it hypocrisy? Denial? Dissociation? How do you vow to denounce all violence towards LGBTs, and then proceed to avow your commitment to deny them what is rightfully theirs?

Clear and unambiguous? Not in the way the HOBs might think, but yes, clear and unambiguous to those being sent to the back of the church.

To wit (from the House of Bishops statement):

It is of fundamental importance that, as we continue to seek consensus in matters of human sexuality, we also be clear and outspoken in our shared commitment to establish and protect the civil rights of gay and lesbian persons, and to name and oppose at every turn any action or policy that does violence to them, encourages violence towards them, or violates their dignity as children of God.

Beg pardon, HOBs, but denial of all blessings and rights of full inclusion is, ahem, violence. Will you "oppose at every turn" your own violence?

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Blogger jsd said...

Your blog title makes me automatically add danger; Clear and Present Danger...it's going to be an interesting journey where hopefully love and sense prevail.

5:35 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Exactly my intention: it surfaced as I read the HOBs desire for a "clear and unambiguous" message.

7:08 PM  

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