Quote for the Day II

"I believe [homosexuality] is a vital issue in the life of the church. The hope of wholeness and holiness of life is integral to the Gospel message. Jesus didn't die on the cross to save us from throwing gum wrappers on the sidewalk or using the wrong fork to eat our tofu, he died to save our deepest selves from our darkest sins. And, because we are created with human bodies full of hormones and fallen psyches full of what my friend Bill Stafford calls "disordered affections," many of those deepest sins will involve our sexuality. We are not given new life and new power in Christ so we can do what we darn well please. We are not our own, we are bought with a price, says St. Paul. Therefore, he says, we are to glorify God with our bodies," - Episcopalian priest, Sam Pascoe, who quit the Episcopal Church over homosexuality and joined the Anglican Mission in America.

Pascoe was stripped of his clerical credentials on Monday, after an "inappropriate relationship" with an adult female parishioner. And the beat goes on.