Flip Wilson’s Church of What’s Happening Now
I learned a new word yesterday–and me a writer and all!
“Re-interrogate.” As in the Bishops of the Church in Wales declaring that “the teachings of Scripture should therefore be re-interrogated” (https://anglicanmainstream.org/the-explanatory-memorandum-from-the-bishops-of-the-church-in-wales-a-response/)–to allow the church to bless same-sex “civil partnerships.”
Flip Wilson used to make a lot of people laugh with his “Church of What’s Happening Now.” In real life it’s not so funny.
Their reasoning, if you want to call it that, is that although the Bible does seem to favor marriage between one man and one woman, it also gives “tacit approval” to assorted forms of polygamy–and therefore the one man-one woman model need not be taken very seriously. And we are told that a “new social, scientific, and psychological understanding of sexuality” needs to be brought into play.
Like I said, “the Church of What’s Happening Now.”
Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin…