The Evolution of Morality versus the Gospel
|Anglican bishop of Salisbury
Rt Rev Nicholas Holtam
photo copyright The Telegraph
It is strange therefore that many Protestant sects and even those who are considered part of the mainstream Established Churches are now making provisions for practising homosexuals. It is so difficult to put this Genie back in the bottle, with the Church of Scotland allowing Gay ministers and also many in the Church of England wanting Gay marriages to take place in Churches. The recent statements from the Anglican bishop of Salisbury compared the opponents of Gay Marriage to slave owners; how he worked that one out is a bit peculiar to say the least. Here is a quote from the Telegraph with a link to his letter:
“This week the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury, wrote a letter that was published in this newspaper [The Telegraph] why gay marriage is a good and Christian thing. His argument is that theology evolves along with society, that “sometimes Christians have … to rethink the priorities of the Gospel in the light of experience.” As proof of the evolution of morality he cites the example of slavery: “before Wilberforce, Christians saw slavery as Biblical and part of the God-given ordering of creation”. As pointed out by Tim Stanley in his Telegraph blog of June 6th, this is an error of historical understanding, - slavery was condemned by at least four Popes, long before Wilberforce’s day.
It seems very odd indeed that many Protestant sects which proclaim their authority comes directly from the Bible seem to be ignoring many of its teachings. Perhaps one day they will cease to have their beliefs based on anything scriptural at all, and may become different religions entirely. The reasons why this is happening is, of course, (firstly) the media and especially secular TV with its constant depiction of the human state as nothing more than multi-sexual orientated; and (secondly) that these sects have cut themselves off from the one true Church. Even here we are not completely immune from the ravages of the pro-Gay secular media; - the so called Soho Masses are an example of this. We therefore urge all Catholics, especially the hierarchy, to keep their eyes on the Gospel and not on the TV.
Is there something in the water at the BBC?
There are now more that 152 allegations of child abuse made against 81 BBC employees at the BBC. Half of these still work there. And the BBC has ordered their employees not to talk to the media. Does this smack of a cover-up on a monumental scale? This is the organisation that brings in members of Stonewall as moral pundits for their radio phone-ins. Some of Stonewall’s members are campaigning to have the age of consent lowered especially for homosexual acts. This is the organisation that has a partnership with the IPPF. This is the organisation that gets its money for free!