Thursday, January 08, 2015

The Confusion of Bishop-Speak

It is impossible to discern a meaning in the following:

...I do not wish to lend our voice to notions which might suggest that same-sex couples are a threat incapable of sharing relationships marked by love and holiness and, thus, incapable of contributing to the edification of both the church and the wider society.

In the midst of changing societal definitions and understandings of marriage, there may no doubt be some confusion. However, with patience and humility, our church must continuously strive to discover what the spirit is saying and respond to the Synod Fathers' suggestion to discern what pastoral response faithful to church teaching and marked by respect and sensitivity might be appropriate for same-sex couples, even as God's creative designs for and the church's sacramental understanding of marriage are affirmed....

Umnnnhhhh.  Huh?

Somewhere in that spaghetti-nest of verbosity the Bishop could have said 'admonish the sinner in charity.'  Ain'a?

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