Truly what Paul, the Apostle, warned would happen in the "end times" is coming true in our day: If they intend to preserve their congregations without further theological seepage, they should "come out from among them and be separate. These people want a name change without asking permission. Astronaut Mark Kelly announces Senate bid. Michael Hopkins, an Episcopalian priest in Glen Dale, Maryland, does not see himself as a crusader or a revolutionary in what many say is the most divisive religious debate in America since slavery. A gay minister and his partner may not be controversial at St. God wrote it so even a simple guy like me could understand it.
But its members have not only accepted the Reverend Hopkins, they have also accepted his partner, John Bradley.
Coverage a reflection of gay-tolerant community
And when it comes to homosexuality in the church, she says, "some people have already voted with their feet. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. These people want a name change without asking permission. These men combined intellectual heft with orthodox belief and had little regard for trends, fads or cultural diversions. Does their denomination represent the will of their God and, if not, why don't they abandon a church that has clearly abandoned Him? The question he must then ask is "Why am I still here?
And when it comes to homosexuality in the church, she says, "some people have already voted with their feet. The church in America, she points out, is influenced by what goes on outside the church. George is 'we're all a mess here. Cal is Protestant by affiliation but would claim Chirstian as his belief. Catholics are split on the issue, too.