Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Don't say you weren't warned

That's to all the Episcopal "moderates" who keep insisting that it would be a lost opportunity not to attend Lambeth this summer. They were told it would be a three-ring circus, but they keep deluding themselves that something worthwhile could come of voluntarily loading themselves with chains and dragging Gene Robinson's Victory Chariot through the streets.

As predicted, the circus is already booking acts, and it looks like it's going to be boffo:
Never one to shy away from controversy, Sir Ian McKellen is secretly plotting to launch a campaign to shame the Anglican Church over its refusal to give equal rights to homosexual clergy.

In an act of solidarity with the Rt Rev Gene Robinson, the Church's first openly homosexual bishop, the celebrated actor intends to read out a sermon written by the prelate, who has been barred from the landmark Lambeth Conference this summer that is seeking to prevent a schism over the issue.

Standing alongside the bishop, who will remain silent throughout, the star of The Lord of the Rings will deliver a broadside against the Church's attitude to homosexuals with the kind of passion and force normally reserved for his performances on the stage.
Funny that they don't bother to mention that McKellan is an atheist, so his views on what homosexuals should be doing in the church are bound to be considerably alien to those of the people who actually believe in Christianity. But it wouldn't be the first time the Episcopalians have found themselves allied with crass opportunists.

(Hat tip: VirtueOnline)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

He (McKellan) also admitted to ripping the pages out of the Bible that deal with homosexuality whenever he stays at a hotel.
This is getting silly... it's got to work against them in the long run, I hope.

11:41 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stick to acting, Gandalf.

7:42 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sir Ian who?

10:13 pm  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

Elderly chap. Used to be an actor. Now he's a homosexual for a living.

9:29 am  

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