Ten Reasons Why the Anglican Global South Should Not Assent to the Episcopal Church on Pansexuality – Part 2

I have split this article due to the fact that many do not read long posts!!

COMMENTARY

By David W. Virtue
www.virtueonline.org

It is becoming clearer by the month that the great divide between the Anglican Global South and Western pan-Anglicanism has become unbridgeable and the divisions irreconcilable.

The new Anglican Reformation, begun more than a decade ago by the Anglican Mission in the Americas and, later, with the establishment of the Anglican Church in North America, is a fait accompli. There is no going back, no reversing and no stopping the train. It has left Kansas never to return.

The Episcopal Church continues to pay lip service to unity (along with the Archbishop of Canterbury), but the truth is that Global South archbishops and bishops move freely in and out of North America without so much as a phone call to 815 2nd street in New York, New York or 80 Hayden Street, Toronto, Ontario (the Anglican Church of Canada HQ). The final statement of disassociation was the empty Primatial chairs in Dublin, earlier this year.

The besetting sin that has riven the two sides is homosexuality, more specifically pansexuality in the form of LGBTQI (I – the latest letter in the pansexual alphabet -stands for something called Intersex – the abnormal condition of being intermediate between male and female; hermaphroditism.).

It is important, therefore, for our orthodox Anglican brothers and sisters in the Global South to have a clear fix on why a shrinking orthodox minority of us in the Global North and West still maintain clear Biblical standards on sexuality and why they should, too.

No. 1 ………….. No 5

No. 6 Homophobia. Homosexuals and lesbians have thrown this word at ANYBODY who disagrees with their lifestyle. It is a HUGE lie. People are not homophobic, any more than parents who tell their teenage children not to have sex outside of marriage are heterophobic. Homophobia has been wielded as a big stick against anyone who dares to tell the truth that homosexual behavior goes against nature and the Word of God.

No. 7 The inevitable pandering to homosexuals is leading to other equally dangerous and deadly behaviors. It is a slippery slope. If a small group of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals have their way, pedophiles themselves could play a role in removing pedophilia from the American Psychiatric Association’s bible of mental illnesses – the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), set to undergo a significant revision by 2013. Critics warn that their success could lead to the decriminalization of pedophilia. Child advocate Dr. Judith Reisman, a visiting professor at Liberty University’s School of Law, said that a conference in Baltimore is part of a strategy to condition people into accepting pedophiles.

No. 8 The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta confirms that Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) have been increasing among gay and bisexual men. Recent increases in syphilis cases have been documented across the country. In 2008, men who have sex with men (MSM) accounted for 63% of primary and secondary syphilis cases in the United States. MSM often are diagnosed with other bacterial STDs, including chlamydia and gonorrhea infections.

Gay and bisexual men can be infected with HPV (Human Papillomavirus), the most common STD in the United States. Some types of HPV cause genital and anal warts and some can lead to the development of anal and oral cancer. Men who have sex with men are 17 times more likely to develop anal cancer than heterosexual men. Men who are HIV-positive are even more likely than those who are uninfected to develop anal cancer.

The CDC has also estimated that homosexual men account for 61% of the new HIV infections in the United States while they only amount to about 2% of the country’s population.

Homosexual men accounted for 29,300 of the estimated 48,100 new infections in 2009, and homosexual men aged 13 to 29 accounted for 27% of the new cases.

The only group in which new HIV infections is increasing, they say, is young homosexual men – driven by an alarming increase in infections from African Americans. They estimated that the new infections among young black homosexual men increased 48 percent in the period of 2006-2009 (from 4,400 HIV infections in 2006 to 6,500 infections in 2009).

No. 9 The Episcopal Church has totally bought into every aspect of pansexuality including rites for same sex blessings. As a result, it is losing membership, money, baptisms, and confirmations. The only thing going up is deaths and funerals.

No. 10 The Listening Process advocated and pushed by former PB Frank Griswold has had one, and only one, design – to desensitize and entice unsteady souls and orthodox Anglicans into darkness. “Mutual listening” opens the door to false doctrine, says Canon Dave Doveton http://tinyurl.com/3nge7p5 Underlying the clamor to listen to persons who experience homosexual desires and want to assert a “gay identity” is the assertion that we will discover something we did not already know. This is a lie. The Global South needs to know this and to complete its isolation and distance from an apostate and heretical Western church.

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