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Bishop Gene Robinson Says Christian Opposition To ENDA Would Anger Jesus

Bishop Gene Robinson didn't mince words when he spoke out about the well-publicized Christian opposition to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. 

Says Robinson:

For instance, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is vigorously opposing ENDA, asserting that their right to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity is essential to Catholics' religious liberty. Now stop, and just take that in for a moment. A Church, dedicated to following the man known for his outreach and compassion for the marginalized, petitioning the government to be exempted from the fair treatment of marginalized and vulnerable LGBT people. It takes my breath away.

Can you imagine what Jesus might have said to St. Peter if the disciple had requested an exemption from Jesus' command to "love your enemies?!" What if disciples James and John had argued with Jesus about whether or not "love your neighbor as yourself" actually should apply to them in all cases? What would Jesus have said to the good, religious people of his time when they asked for an exemption to Jesus' command to "love one another as I have loved you," based of course upon their deeply-held, religious beliefs?

I don't know what he would have said. But the shortest verse in all of scripture probably describes what he would have done upon hearing their request: "Jesus wept."

WWJD, indeed. 

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The newly ordained Pope hasn't been in his seat for long, and these older ways of thought throughout the church is far reaching. People doesn't change in a day, nor can the church. It will take time, but at least there is a head that is working in favor of an open-to-all church, and a church that focuses it's way back to the original and universal message. He himself has said that the church needs to no longer be a "nest of mediocrity", but a nest riddled with lice and flees will take a long while to clean up.

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Catholic opposition to ENDA flies in the face of their own Pope's question, "Who am I to judge?".  Just another example of their hypocrisy.

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