October 5, 2015


On Valorizing Gay Marriage: A Response to Wesley Hill

A better approach is for us to caution as brothers and sisters in the Lord: We appreciate your faithfulness to Christ in abstaining from sexual immorality and your service of the church through your writings. Yet we are concerned that elements of an un-renewed, fleshly mentality permeate some of your thinking about “gay coupling.”

The Episcopal Church: Undermining the USA from Within (and Betraying Christians)

The Episcopal Church is complicit in a Government program to bring in Muslim refugees from Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, because the Government pays it for them—but its largesse does not extend to Christian refugees.

[Bumped] Promises, Promises: What Now for the Loyal Opposition in Mississippi?

The Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi is on an irreversible path toward full-on celebration and normalization of homosexuality and transgenderism, and any other deviant sexual cause that becomes fashionable among the theological leftists who run the diocese.

Can Rolling Stone get us past the UVA rape of faith to the historical UVA rape?

I harp on Rolling Stone’s UVA rape myth because the irony of an Easter retraction is just too rich.  Journalists used the Christian celebration, one they flippantly discount as myth, as cover for their own lying.  But it’s just one example.

The Drunken Joy Ride of Emotion

Our desires and emotions are to be treated with extreme skepticism. Do not lead with them. I am not at all saying “don’t feel them” or “all emotional experience is bad.” Not at all. This is not Vulcan Christianity or stoicism.

Islamic Atrocities, the “Narrative of Redemption” and Christmas

The events in Sydney over the last 24 hours have not ruined Christmas. Nothing can ruin Christmas - for the coming of Jesus into the World is greater than any other event. If anything, the deaths of 3 people in the Lindt Café only serves to demonstrate just how wonderful and necessary Christmas is.

[Bumped For Very Obvious Reasons] 8.5 Things I Rejoice In This Post-Election Day

5) This isn’t the Episcopal Church. Our country is far juster, far more interested in the rule of law, far more stable, far more popular, far less vicious, and far more conservative. It is completely within our power as conservatives—with God’s help—to transform this country’s political landscape if we so choose. It will be very hard and very long. The next two years will be appallingly painful. Every week or month, we’ll be reminded of the judgement of God—and our challenge will be not to get angry, or despairing, or inactive, but rather to humble ourselves all over again, repent, acknowledge the horrible consequences of our compromises, corruption, passivity, and loss of principle, and continue turning away from the wrong path and seeking the right one.

Restarting the Game: Archbishop Welby Attempts To Hit The Reset Button

It’s not a question of “how will the Communion divide”—that division, albeit internal, has already occurred.  The further question is not “how can we all live together in the midst of our profound disagreements” but is rather “what is to be done with the Provinces which have engaged in intrinsically communion-dividing actions?”

Got Ice Water?

The idea that we shouldn’t be able to indulge in something silly like the ice-water challenge because millions of African children are dying of thirst, says nothing about the wastefulness of Americans, and everything about the utter inability of Africa to take care of itself.

The utilitarian unity of burning at the stake and abortion

The Church thought it was sparing heretics eternal torment by burning them at the stake.  Abortionists tell us they are sparing people from miserable earthly lives.  Both ways, “It’s for their own good.”

Truro Rebirth Credited to Relationship Between the Rev. Baucum and Bishop Johnston


After more than ten years on the front lines of the Anglican wars, I have made a major change. This past Easter vigil, my family and I were confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church.

Is the Creed “the” Sufficient Standard of Orthodoxy?

The Creeds themselves, then, require obedience to Jesus Christ as the One Lord over all things. To profess the Creed but reject the word of God as revealed in the scriptures regarding marriage and sexuality is incoherent.

Stand Firm is 10 Years Old Today

In true Tom Sawyer fence-whitewashing style, I have minions who keep the site humming, while I sit in the shade chewing a blade of grass and complimenting them on their fine efforts.

Three Excuses for Bishop Salmon’s Inexcusable Invitation

Can you imagine what Paul might say to this kind of hair splitting? The Galatians respond to Paul’s letter: “Dear Paul, you wrote that the Judaizers are accursed and eternally condemned and that we ought not to listen to them because they teach a gospel that damns…but how about we let them preach to our pastors in training?

60 Theses on Real Integrity in the Anglican Church

The refusal to affirm a truth (particularly when it is a truth about God) is often just another way of denying it, but without taking responsibility for your denial. This is therefore a double dishonesty which only compounds the deceit.

“How am I gonna be an optimist about this?”

A modern city provides the visual for words evoking the historic catastrophe.  It can happen again, and that isn’t just a function of natural cycles.  There are moral and even supernatural forces in play.  There’s always a sense that Pompeii had it coming.  It’s like Sodom and Gomorrah for folks who don’t want to admit to that Old Testament God stuff.

The Week

Facebook CEO Conspires with German Chancellor to Censor Criticism of Refugee Crisis

This is likely old news to most of our readers as the MSM is all over it.  Not. During a Saturday luncheon on the sidelines of a United Nations…

Settled Science Group Under Investigation

1 If you saw the call from the “settled science” group to jail so-called “climate skeptics”, you may be interested to follow the

Forget the Zeroes, Remember the Heroes

3 The Daily Beast is not exactly my go to spot for news but they ran a

Religious Left Supports Moloch (What a Surprise!)

3 The Usual Suspects on the religious left have come out to endorse the Church of Moloch, and demand that the federal government continue its funding of the religious establishment known as Planned Parenthood. The statement…

Is Obama Warning Christians GLBT “Rights” Outweigh Religious Freedom

12 “We affirm that we cherish our religious freedom and are profoundly respectful of religious traditions,” he insisted during a dramatic speech at a LGTB fundraiser in New York City on Sunday night, praising the progress…

Book Review: raised forever: Jesus’ Resurrection and ours by Rory Shiner

Some things are crystal-clear, but until you actually see them for what they are you would never know. Take for example, something blatantly obvious like the fact that…

Blatant Bias on Display in ECUSA’s South Carolina Case

40 Before the oral arguments yesterday in The Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of South Carolina v. Episcopal Church in the Supreme Court of South Carolina, your Curmudgeon had heard mention of the…

Do as I Say, Not as I Do

10 If you have followed the overly gushing press today, you know that the newest version of Pope has issued his decrees in DC.  Illegal immigation is good.  You must do…

On the Oral Arguments Yesterday in South Carolina

4 Your Curmudgeon watched the arguments in the case of Bishop Lawrence and his diocese and parishes against the Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Church in South Carolina yesterday, and reviewed the tape carefully…

Hashtag Shout Your Abortion

3 In an effort to side track the defund Planned Parenthood movement, some misguided women are attempting to “normalize” abortion by shouting their positive experiences.  You can read all about it here where you can connect…

A Living Text: PEARUSA to Integrate Fully Into the ACNA

9 A Living Text is reporting that PEARUSA will end their formal relationship with Rwanda and integrate fully into the ACNA:According to recent information, PEARUSA churches will end their formal…

Important Developments in South Carolina

8 Tomorrow morning, September 23, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time, the Supreme Court of South Carolina will hear oral arguments in the appeal, taken by Bishop vonRosenberg, ECUSA and its rump group that calls itself…

Braxton’s Lear Returns!!

1 Some people have a gift for using language to create a clear picture. I had intended to retire Braxton’s Lear, but…

Uh-oh: Is Kim Davis in Trouble with the Law Again?

6 Will Kim Davis have to go to jail again for refusing to issue a same-sex marriage license? You be the judge. From the periodic report required by the…

Archbishop Glenn Davies: How to Love Syrian Refugees

3 Archbishop Glenn Davies was recently interviewed by Dominic Steele on local radio 2CH about the Anglican Diocese of Sydney‘s response to the news that Australia will be taking 12,000 Syrian refugees.…

Recent Comments

SC blu cat lady - Is Obama Warning Christians GLBT "Rights" Outweigh Religious Freedom

I agree Pb. Conservatives are not simply wrong, we are *evil* and hence *we* MUST change.  I found out one interesting thing when looking into the Sweet Cakes bakery case in Oregon. Turns out Oregon…

Pb - Is Obama Warning Christians GLBT "Rights" Outweigh Religious Freedom

The left does not think that conservatives are wrong.  They believe that they are evil. In that case, they must change. Watch out how this plays out in hate speech, etc.

Paula Loughlin - Is Obama Warning Christians GLBT "Rights" Outweigh Religious Freedom

Of course he is.  I am pretty sure he is willing to allow for freedom of worship while balking at freedom of religion.  Religion must learn its place according to the Left.

SC blu cat lady - Blatant Bias on Display in ECUSA's South Carolina Case

#37. I disagree. I don’t think that simply being a member of the Episcopal Forum is enough of a reason to recuse Justice Hearn. No matter where she goes to worship, she is *supposed* to…

Nellie - Settled Science Group Under Investigation

It may be time to find a nice, quiet island i n the Pacific to move to! The USA is fast becoming a very scary place to live.

Pb - Blatant Bias on Display in ECUSA's South Carolina Case

The test is the appearance of partiality. She fails the test.

tjmcmahon - Blatant Bias on Display in ECUSA's South Carolina Case

Hearn however, unless I misunderstand, was a member of the “Episcopal Forum” which indeed had called for (if not formally signing) charges to be brought against +Lawrence.  This would also mean she had a personal…

dwstroudmd+ - Uh-oh: Is Kim Davis in Trouble with the Law Again?

Well, PuffingtonHostessMostess is breathing into a paper bag now: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michelangelo-signorile/pope-francis-kim-davis-meeting_b_8232866.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

dwstroudmd+ - Uh-oh: Is Kim Davis in Trouble with the Law Again?

ah, well, balance is restored to the Universe once again: http://news.yahoo.com/pope-francis-met-gay-couple-u-visit-181113849.html Though I note that some participants see this as a sign of support for gayness rather than an old teacher and student meeting. But…

SC blu cat lady - Blatant Bias on Display in ECUSA's South Carolina Case

I found an article at ENS with the names of those (14) who signed complaint against Bishop Lawrence. Kay Hearn’s name is not on the list.

SC blu cat lady - Blatant Bias on Display in ECUSA's South Carolina Case

StayinAnglican, I am not sure where you got the information about her being on the committee to depose Mark Lawrence. 1) Mark Lawrence was never deposed. His ministry was restricted and then inhibited . The…

SC blu cat lady - Forget the Zeroes, Remember the Heroes

Chris Mintz is originally from North Carolina. You know…. one of those *bigoted*  southern red necks ... well actually a Tar Heel…

Katherine - Forget the Zeroes, Remember the Heroes

I think I want to modify my #1.  The shooter was not a “zero” in God’s eyes.  He was a man whom God wanted to love and forgive, as He does all of us.  This…

Katherine - Forget the Zeroes, Remember the Heroes

This is the right approach.  Don’t name the zero, but do name Mintz, the hero who tried to stop it.  The time the zero spent on Mintz may have saved some lives.

dwstroudmd+ - Uh-oh: Is Kim Davis in Trouble with the Law Again?

The NYT says the Vatican says ... http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/pope-francis’-meeting-wasn’t-an-endorsement-of-kim-davis’s-views-vatican-says/ar-AAf2gaI?ocid=U219DHP I guess there is no concensus amongst the reaction, eh?

dwstroudmd+ - Hashtag Shout Your Abortion

How do we not keep track, Mr. President? http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/breakingnews/deaths-from-gun-violence-vs-deaths-from-terrorism-in-one-chart/ar-AAf1eOa?li=AAa0dzB&ocid=U219DHP Easily.  The same way we do not track deaths from abortion, or serious injury from abortion, or the children killed by abortion (at least one per…