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May 9, 2012


Racing to the Polls in North Carolina

I bet this photo made faithful North Carolinian Christians absolutely salivate to get to the polls.

I mean if Episcopal clergy are against it - the moral compasses that they are - it must be evil.


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They must have.  It passed by a wide margin.

DPK

[1] Posted by sactohye on 5-9-2012 at 01:19 PM · [top]

Heh—I gotta agree, Matt.  I’m Episcopalian and the moment I see a picture of Episcopal clergy lined up supporting something or opposing something I grab my wallet and consider doing the opposite.

It’s a pity—but most [not all] of these guys are moral pygmies.

[2] Posted by Sarah on 5-9-2012 at 01:40 PM · [top]

I can only say…In Your Faces!

[3] Posted by All-Is-True on 5-9-2012 at 01:44 PM · [top]

It should have them racing to recall their pledge cards.

[4] Posted by Undergroundpewster on 5-9-2012 at 01:47 PM · [top]

Agreed, Pewster!  I gather many faithful NC Christians did exactly what Matt said and eagerly went to the polls as the amendment passed by a large margin.

[5] Posted by SC blu cat lady on 5-9-2012 at 02:13 PM · [top]

And you should have seen the “theological reflection” he sent to the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. It was typical TEc stuff-all about how every human being is made in the image of God and therefore every human being is a child of God deserving the respect of every other person. He seems to never have considered we become children of the Heavenly Father through confession, repentance and the Holy Spirit’s sovereign action of adopting us into the family of God (Romans 8:12-17). He also never seems to have considered that his argument could equally apply to people who want to marry animals, trees, two or more others, etc. etc. It was one of the most pathetic displays of theological ineptitude I have ever seen.

I bless God my 13 years as a priest in his diocese are over, and that I am now happily in the Anglican Church of North America. And I pray for those in the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina who are under teaching that will give them a helping hand to hell.

[6] Posted by Filmore Strunk+ on 5-9-2012 at 02:38 PM · [top]

They are telling people how to vote on a controversial issue?  They are DIVISIVE!!!!!! (And that’s the unpardonable sin, right?)

Do they respect the dignity of every human being who voted the other way?  Just askin’.

[7] Posted by Timothy Fountain on 5-9-2012 at 04:28 PM · [top]

Now that the President has come out to support gay marriage (no surprise there) but the following e-mail was sent by the bishops of LA (no surprise there either)

The Bishops of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Los Angeles fully endorse marriage equality and welcome the growing public understanding and appreciation of same-sex couples living as faithful families worldwide. We particularly applaud the statement made by President Obama earlier today and will continue to pray and work for the respect of every human being with dignity, justice and peace for all.

The Right Rev. J. Jon Bruno
The Right Rev. Diane Jardine Bruce
The Right Rev. Mary Douglas Glasspool

So what will the Democrats do since their convention is in NC? Expect to see more polling on support of gay marriage, more comments on civil liberities, justice etc etc….

[8] Posted by martin5 on 5-9-2012 at 04:31 PM · [top]

We approved the marriage amendment, and we’re a right to work state.  The Democrats are unhappy with NC on several fronts.  I suppose they’d move their convention, but they don’t have enough money to run it now, much less pay cancellation fees and run it somewhere else.

North Carolina’s Catholic bishops gave an admirable statement in favor of the amendment.

[9] Posted by Katherine on 5-9-2012 at 05:10 PM · [top]

A full page ad showing the Rev. Billy Graham with his statement in favor of the constitutional amendment appeared in the Asheville daily paper on Sunday.  The statement of the Roman Catholic bishops was on line.

In the predominately Democrat and African-American precinct where I serve as Republican election judge the vote was 2 to 1 against, but the Buncombe county vote was almost even. 

A map identifying the colleges in the counties where the majority was against has also been published. It does not identify the colleges in the counties where the majority was for the amendment.

[10] Posted by TomRightmyer on 5-9-2012 at 08:55 PM · [top]

This is all so predictable and borring. As George Sanders wrote in his suicide note… “Dear World, I am leaving because I am bored. I feel I have lived long enough. I am leaving you with your worries in this sweet cesspool. Good luck.”

[11] Posted by A Senior Priest on 5-9-2012 at 09:37 PM · [top]

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