Sunday, July 06, 2014

Yet Another Reason to Not Visit the National Cathedral

Darth Vader Gargoyle found on the National Cathedral in Washington DC
Many of us are enjoying a three day weekend today thanks to our National Fourth of July holiday. While our nation does not officially elevate one religion over another, we do have this thing we call the "National Cathedral" in Washington DC. Recently, the ruling religion of the day was on full display,  

Transgender priest preaches at Washington's National Cathedral
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
The Reverend Dr. Cameron Partridge, one of seven openly transgender clergy in the Episcopal Church, spoke from the Canterbury Pulpit in honor of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community's Pride Month, the Cathedral said.
Partridge told congregants in his guest appearance he was proud to be a part of a church that was pushing for acceptance of all people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity.
"As we behold one another in these days of celebration may we honor the way we sustain each other," he said.
Partridge, who began transitioning to male from female over a decade ago, is the Episcopal Chaplain at Boston University and a lecturer and counselor at Harvard Divinity School.
Reverend Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, presided over the service on Sunday, which included readings and prayers by gay, lesbian and transgender church members.


  1. Darth Vader is a perfect example of the trendy inclusivity of TEC. The Grotesque (since it propably does not serve as a waterspout) represents the incorporation of fantasy/science fiction into the increasingly pagan organization. Vadar also represents something once good who turned to evil. I wonder if the TEC leadership are old hipsters since they are so into irony.

    1. No self respecting evil spirit would be frightened of a 20th century movie character. No God fearing Church would waste its precious dollars on such frivolity.

      "What are these fantastic monsters doing in the cloisters before the eyes of the brothers as they read? What is the meaning of these unclean monkeys, these strange savage lions, and monsters? To what purpose are here placed these creatures, half beast, half man, or these spotted tigers? I see several bodies with one head and several heads with one body. Here is a quadruped with a serpent's head, there a fish with a quadruped's head, then again an animal half horse, half goat... Surely if we do not blush for such absurdities, we should at least regret what we have spent on them." - St Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) (1963). "Apologia ad Guillelmum abbatem