Sorry, this is bull and he should know it. If he doesn’t, then that says much about his grasp of theology and given his position, he should know it. If not, why not?
He has no personal view, he must not in his role he accepted. He must have only the view of his guidebook and that’s an end on’t. Ditto with this from downunder:
It’s silly – they can’t do that because then they would not be Christians. They’d be some other religion masquerading under the name. In any field, religious or otherwise, in corporations such as Walmart, in political parties, there are things laid down and one abides by them if one is an official of that party/company/group.
That’s just simple logic. At any time you can disagree with the organization, belief system, whatever and it’s your still your right in the west to remove yourself from that organization, belief system, whatever. It’s called resigning on principle. Fine – you go and start up a new group Christian Church [Regressive] or similar. Then you can attend services and be as relativistic and infirm as you like.
But you have no right to the intellectual property of that name if you are preaching against the Word.
It’s quite simple.
Now we get the situation in Iceland where the:
Bishop of Iceland Agnes Sigurðardóttir has decided to go ahead with her plans to give an address at the religious Festival of Hope held in Iceland at the end of September …
What are the issues? Well, for a start, one can’t have a female bishop but let’s leave that aside for now. She’s in trouble for this:
It is controversial because U.S. evangelist and missionary Franklin Graham, who is known for his anti-gay marriage preaching, is scheduled to be the festival’s main speaker.
Yes … and what? He is preaching that gay “marriage”, an oxymoron, is an oxymoron. So what’s the fuss? This is a congregation of Christian groups and therefore they preach what the book says. What’s it got to do with non-Christians? They don’t go around telling the humanist society how to conduct their meetings.