Yes, tainted. Judas paid the price for his own conscience. The Archbishop of Uganda is asking the poorest and most vulnerable to pay the price for his conscience. While he jets about pointing fingers at the sins he finds on the other side of the world, he cuts his poorest folks from the aid they so desperately need. Archbishop Orombi is a liar. He pledges that he will listen to the stories of lesbian and gay Christians, yet fiercely isolates himself from that witness and pronounces against them in ways that make his country and his church quite unsafe for them. God is indeed in control, and not everybody talking about God has taken care to see him in those we deem the least among us. I did not write that Judgment Day criterion, but will face it just as surely as will you and the Archbishop. May God have mercy on us all. Louie, a gay Christian Louie Crew, PhD, DD, DD, DHL Member of Executive Council (the Board of Directors) of the Episcopal Church Chair of deputation of the Diocese of Newark to General Convention P.S. I wish you would not cower in anonymity: stand up and say who you are. Rfreelife@aol.com reveals nothing. ----- Original Message ----- From: Rfreelife@aol.com To: email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 8:51 AM Subject: Re: A Tainted Easter Message [from the Washington Post] Tainted? Tainted? At one point, before Jesus' death, Judas realized what he had done. He had blood money. The good Bishop of Uganda, in an area I have been to, does not wish the same. God is in control. He knows the needs of the area. Help will come, help that is not tainted. This is a scary, scary email, portraying the right as wrong. Scary. It shows how principled many God-fearing people in Uganda and other African countries are, and how fast we Americans are to sell our soul. Though, I am sorry to sense the pain and anger that is in these words. It is hard to live like that. Yes, the two diocese are in direct theological conflict. The assertion that the South Rwenzori Diocese "upholds the Holy Scriptures as the true word of God," is true. It is not implied that the Pennsylvanian diocese does not- it is clearly stated. There will be a day when Ugandans come to America to evangelize. We need it. And he did it in the name of God. We are glad he did. Amen. Roger
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