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CANADA: Edmonton Bishop Jane Alexander denies tapping into the Zeitgeist while doing it

CANADA: Edmonton Bishop Jane Alexander denies tapping into the Zeitgeist while doing it

By David of Samizdat
https://www.anglicansamizdat.net/
June 30, 2018

Here are the Bishop of Edmonton's remarks at synod in support of same-sex marriage: https://tinyurl.com/ydgzhpce

Bishop Jane Alexander's opening gambit, declaring LGBT people are "not an abomination" is a loaded statement along the lines of "when did you stop beating your wife?" It presupposes that there are conservatives in the church who think they are an abomination: no conservative I know thinks that.

She moves then to piously declare that she will not pronounce LGBT people “not good enough” marry because, after all, we take all Communion together. This is another “when did you stop beating your wife?” statement. It has nothing to do with being “good enough”, it is a category error. Without redefining “marriage”, it is as impossible for a man to marry a man or a woman a woman as it is for them to marry a cabbage.

She moves then to piously declare that she will not pronounce LGBT people "not good enough" to take Communion. This is another "when did you stop beating your wife?" statement. None of us are good enough to take Communion including LGBT people but, again, I know of no priest who denies Communion to homosexuals.

The bishop then meanders into the fantasy that marriage has little to do with sex so, by implication, we needn't worry ourselves about the things homosexual couples get up to. Marriage is about relationship, not sex. No so: marriage is about relationship, erotic love and sex.

Now we reach the nub of the matter. Because Christian marriage is counter-cultural (it is), it must also be counter-cultural to marry homosexuals (it isn't). The Anglican church is obsessed with homoerotic sexuality, just like the culture in which it immersed. It has absorbed, re-packaged and then regurgitated the obsession, but it is the same obsession: it is not counter-cultural.

This is the church pandering to culture.

You can watch what she says here: https://www.anglicansamizdat.net/wordpress/bishop-jane-alexander-denies-tapping-into-the-zeitgeist-while-doing-it/

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