"Don't go changin' to try to please me..."
Remember that lyric from the Billy Joel song? I was actually given that song to 'meditate' as my penance in confession once - many years ago now. I'll bet penitents sometimes still get such penances from some priests who will also tell you: "Don't change your life to fit Church teaching; we've interpreted the teaching to fit your life." Or something like that - you get what I'm saying. If not, Larry pretty much nails it with his post: "Sex Sells, Even For a Bishop" (I might have said, "especially for a bishop"). Now I kinda sorta posted on this the other day - giving the "benefit of a doubt" to the retired Bishop, but Larry went ahead and exposed the man's work for what it is, Take a look:
... leave it to a retired bishop to champion the cause to completely turn upside down and inside out Church teaching regarding sexual acts, and in particular, homosexual acts. - Read more.It is nice to have some one else point out the errors these churchmen foist upon others these days. These priests are like shamans, preaching gnosticism and theosophical fantasies to people who want their sins affirmed and approved... I'm okay... you're okay. Christ speaks about them in today's Gospel:
"How can you believe, when you accept praise (affirmation and approval) from one another and do not seek the praise that comes from the only God?" - John 5: 31-47If they do not accept the teaching of Moses and the Scriptures, how can they accept the teaching of Christ and the Church? Priest and prophet really do 'forage in a land they know not'.