Archive for November, 2003

November 26th, 2003 No comments

Just in case there’s any possibility of ambiguity or misunderstanding, and because I know that Bishop Barbara Harris is not the only one who has fogotten this Word:

Here there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free man, but Christ is all, and in all.

— Colossians 3:11 (RSV)

It ought to be perfectly clear that this leaves no room for black and white, either — a gulf much less than that between Greek and Jew. Bishop Harris is oblivious to this, as she tries to turn the enforcement of the apostacy into a race issue (with the apostates assuming the mantle of Dr. King). In Bp. Harris’s universe, I guess Bp. Vicki Gene Robinson is an honorary black man.


… the other side of this coin is that there is no room in the Gospel for any nonsense about white racialism, either. NONE. Or for anti-Semitism, as well. While there are various tribes populating the world, there is only one race, and that is the human race. We are all fallen sons of Adam and daughters of Eve, parents of the dying race. In Christ, the new Adam, we are joined with him and become part of the new race, the living children of God.

In the one nation of ultimate importance, there will be no “white homeland” or “black homeland” or even “Jewish homeland” — all the nations shall bow to the One who is King of Kings, and every nation, tribe, people and language shall be represented.

And anyone who says otherwise is “creatively reinterpreting” Scripture as much as Barbara Harris or Vicki Gene Robinson are.

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November 14th, 2003 No comments

To Mark Shea, Adrienne Truett, and Owen Courrèges for your links to my pictoral fisking of Barbara Harris’s race-baiting. And, of course, to all of you who read and appreciated it.

To whoever emailed it around with the subject “cheap laugh but true” — THANK YOU! I got quite a laugh out of that evaluation.

Oh, and as for you other people (you know who you are) — I had no idea who Amber Frey was. I am pretty sure she is not a relative. And I do not have any photographs.

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"What you mean ‘we’, white man?"

November 8th, 2003 No comments

It is a solemn duty to fisk Bp. Barbara Harris and her “white boys” comments:

Domenico Bettinelli reports that Bishop Barbara Harris thinks the Freedom Rides are back in town:

“This is a power struggle as to who is going to run the church, the white boys who have always run it, or some different kinds of people. White men see their church being changed and they don’t like it.”

(reported in the Guardian)

Let’s reality check this:

Barbara Harris (Assisting Bishop of Washington)

Nope, definately not a white boy.

Let’s see about those “different kinds of people” challenging the “white boys”:


Vicki Gene Robinson (new Bishop of New Hampshire)

Not a white boy:

Frank Griswold (Presiding Bishop of the ECUSA)

Not a white boy:

Douglas Theuner (retiring bishop of New Hampshire)

Not a white boy:

Um, whatever … now that we’ve taken a look at those challenging the dread grip of White Boys™ on the life of the Anglican communion, let’s take a look at those who “see their church being changed and they don’t like it.”

Peter Akinola (Archbishop and Primate of Nigeria)

White boy:

Drexel Gomez (Lord Archbishop of the West Indies, Primate and Metropolitan)

White boy:


Moses Tay (Primate of South East Asia, Bishop of Singapore)

White boy:

Does anyone know a good opthamologist in the Washington, D.C. area? It would appear that Bishop Harris needs to have her eyes examined. She’s clearly not color-blind, but suffering from some odd inversion of color perception.

Here there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free man, but Christ is all, and in all.

— Colossians 3:11 (RSV)

But never mind what that old homophobe St. Paul had to say. According to Barbara Harris, we can still have white and non-white. You go, sister! Don’t let those white boys in America push your brothers in Africa and the rest of the Third World around! “Different kinds of people” Power!

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The Floggings Will Continue Until Celebration of Diversity Is Achieved

November 5th, 2003 No comments

Chris Johnson points out that the Rev. Harry Cook is not amused that Some Counter-Revolutionary Agents™ are failing to properly celebrate the elevation of Vicki Gene Robinson as Bishop. But in the middle of an otherwise unremarkable Spongian screed (“613 so-called commandments” [Leviticus] … “homophobic” [Paul] … “Jesus’ silence” [guess Matthew 19:4 is one of those “discarded concepts”] … yadda yadda yawn), Rev. Harry lets on more than he perhaps meant to:

…my private anger at Episcopalian fundamentalists…

Somebody should clue in Rev. Harry that he’s departing from the script.

It’s the “fundamentalists” who are supposed to be angry. The revisionists — sorry, those who are “learning to live the mystery of communion at a deeper level” — are supposed to be merely saddened and mystified at such irrational displays.

He also let slip the following —

… the church decided to stop discussing, take a stand and make a statement.

No more dialogue for you Neanderthal fundamentalists! We’ve been patient with you, and you didn’t even have the decency to shut up. “Now I shall have to be vewy angwy.”

Shouldn’t the presiding bishop remind Rev. Cook about all his statements that GC2003 didn’t end the discussion about human sexuality in the ECUSA? Who to believe, who to believe?

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Monty Python Halo

November 2nd, 2003 No comments

Flying Circus meets First-Person Shooter:

“How Not to be Seen”

I definately think that qualifies as “something completely different”…

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