|Australia's new female Bishop and Christian Homosexual people....
||[May. 23rd, 2008|10:08 pm]
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Linda Morris Religious Affairs Writer - May 23, 2008
IN THE presence of her husband, her twin sons, the head of the Australian Anglican church, archbishops and bishops and veterans of a 30-year campaign for women in ministry, Kay Goldsworthy made history last night when she was consecrated the nation's first woman bishop.
Bishop Goldsworthy broke down the barriers at the male-only ecclesiastical office at Perth's St George's Cathedral, where she was ordained as a priest in 1992.
According to the Herald Sun the new bishop is at odds with her boss (God?) regarding gays..
May 23, 2008 07:44pm
On her first day in her new role as Assistant Bishop of Perth, Kay Goldsworthy was asked whether women had shared the same experiences as homosexuals in their battle for recognition. She was also asked if she would like to see homosexuals represented in the Anglican clergy. "I think these are two different matters,'' she replied. "We are, as an Anglican church, at the moment engaged in a long process of listening carefully and attentively to the experience of homosexual Christian people, and that's where we're up to. "We're searching for the heart of God and the mind of Christ.''
"It requires long-term deep study of the scriptures, international theological reflection and a lot of prayer and talking with each other. "Questions of human sexuality run very deep in peoples' lives and sometime when they're raised there's a lot of kind of personal angst associated with it and it's not easy to get a clear objective discussion about the issues involved. "So it will take time and will require a lot of patience.''