The Associated Press reported on Sunday, June 22, that the Episcopal Church’s Washington National Cathedral “has welcomed a transgender priest into its pulpit for the first time”:
- “Cameron Partridge, the Episcopal chaplain at Boston University, was the guest preacher on Sunday. Partridge recalled being an openly gay woman 13 years ago before transitioning to a male identity.”
- “Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, presided at the service. It was part of the cathedral’s celebration of LGBT pride month. Robinson said ‘the cathedral has come out to the world in new and bold ways.’”
- “The service included readings and prayers from members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.”
This liturgical and homiletic innovation inevitably begs the question as to when the Episcopal Cathedral would invite as a guest preacher anyone who engages in another (but unmentioned by the LGBT community) sexual orientation: polygamy (as well as its alternative, polyandry: a woman who marries multiple husbands)?
And that is only the beginning for those who justify same-sex marriage. Along with polygamy and polyandry, when can we expect the National Cathedral to speak out in protest of the persecution and prosecution of pedophiles – especially older men who love to satisfy their sexual longings of teenagers or even younger than that?
Wasn’t the existence of NAMBLA, the North American Man/Boy Love Association – and the invitation for these child molesters to march with their small-boy comrades in homosexual parades in both Boston and San Francisco – a justification for tolerance?
Well, if that is really tolerance – rather than carnal barbarism. What about a parade allowance for marching self-advertising necrophiliacs (those who prefer fornicating with corpses) and practitioners of bestiality (with either non-reluctant or reluctant beasts)?
I’ve seen reports that 30 alternative sexual orientations are federally protected by the so-called Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, S. 909, and the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, H.R. 1913.
This would include coprophilia, incest, urophilia, exhibitionism and klismaphilia.
Rather than enumerating the additional and very bizarre alternative sexual orientations (of which there are a number), let us wait for the Washington Cathedral’s approval of NAMBLA – and if not, why not?
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