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June 07 2018 By virtueonline Episcopal Presiding Bishop Rides the Whale of Celebrity Success

CURRY: I gotta tell ya, I'm rockin'. I never thought a black dude like me would get to become such a celebrity. I am thinking of changing my views on racism now that I am such a famous person! People just adore me. I am told that at the next General Convention they are going to carry me around on a throne in the Austin Convention Center, then make a bronze statue of me for future generations to worship when I am gone.

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June 01 2018 By dvirtue GAFCON Leaders say no break with Canterbury

It will be a variation of a scene from the movie Fatal Attraction - the two groups will live unhappily under the one roof till Western progressive Anglicanism withers and dies.

The third Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) will be held in Jerusalem from Sunday June 17 to 22nd and will draw a record 2,000, up from 1,100 delegates in 2008 and 1,500 in 2013.

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May 28 2018 By dvirtue CHURCH OF ENGLAND: Transgender people encouraged to become priests in diversity drive

This would hardly have been news in either The Episcopal Church or the Anglican Church of Canada, but when the Mother Church entertains such a notion it will be viewed as the final straw for Global South leaders who view such sexual innovation as a violation of scripture, history and the church's traditional moral teaching on sexuality.

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May 25 2018 By dvirtue Michael Curry Crowing as he makes the Morning Show Circuit

But the draft he submitted for royal approval is not the same sermon he actually preached before the Queen and the House of Windsor at Prince Harry's wedding.

"I did provide a copy of the manuscript about a week before I think it was," the Presiding Bishop told Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. "They were basically aware of the basic outline and what was in it. They were very gracious."

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May 22 2018 By dvirtue Royal Wedding Opportunity that Misused Love and a Sermon Turned into a Socialist Rant

But Curry's verbal jet ran off the end of the runway and into a field of nettles where it caught fire (a theme he mentioned 19 times in his sermon.) The wily Welby, as it happened, turned out to be the winner with the three-year sanction against TEC and Curry for allowing same sex behavior, now safely tossed into the Thames River never more to be heard of. A Pyrrhic victory indeed.

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May 17 2018 By dvirtue Ireland, Australia and Diocese of Polynesia Reject Same-Sex Relationships

Recently, the Irish House of Bishops issued a statement from the General Synod saying that there was little appetite to discuss further these issues in parishes and further there was no consensus in General Synod, the House of Bishops, or in the church island-wide to change the Canons of the Church of Ireland on the matter of marriage.

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May 12 2018 By dvirtue GAFCON: King Jesus Reigns

In one sense there will be nothing new, meaning no innovative or outlandish doctrines, or attempts to change the Church's timeless teaching on human sexuality; it will be an occasion to declare what we have already received. The timeless message that Jesus saves -- will be preached and shouted in the International Convention Center and out into the streets. In Jerusalem, major new initiatives will be launched to equip Anglicans around the world to fulfil this mandate.

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May 07 2018 By dvirtue Popular Theologian N.T. Wright Hosts Seminar that included Convicted Pedophile

The 68-year-old bachelor was arrested after police visited and raided his home in Neville's Cross, Durham, last January and discovered 165 images of underage children. Hayward was later invited back to lecture at Durham University's School of Theology.

Hayward was convicted in March 2016 and given a two-year community supervision order and made subject to a sexual harm prevention order and registration as a sex offender, both for five years.

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May 04 2018 By dvirtue WASHINGTON DC: Episcopalians in the Forefront of Hating Israel

The Episcopal congregation is pastored by a Fr. Sari Ateek, son of the Palestinian Anglican priest, Naim Ateek, a leader of the anti-Israel Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center. Ateek Senior was notable for his anti-Semitic rhetoric against Israel, as manifested in his drafting of the 2009 Kairos Palestine declaration; his son correspondingly belongs to Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA).

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April 27 2018 By dvirtue Episcopal Church and Anglican Church of Canada Set to Embrace Same Sex Rites

This week, William Nye, secretary general of the Archbishops' Council, warned The Episcopal Church that proposals to incorporate marriage rites used by same-sex couples into the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) will increase pressure in the Church of England to "dissociate" itself from TEC.

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