Bishop Paul Moore’s Daughter Writes about Her Father

Posted by Kendall Harmon

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Posted February 27, 2008 at 6:17 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. harold wrote:

Retired Bishop Moore who preached at the installation of Stewart Wood as Bishop of Michigan a number of years ago made a curious statement commenting that liberals were now far and few between and went on to say that it is our mission to “burn down the church” so that new life could be raised out of its ashes.  (Phoneix theology)

February 28, 1:49 am | [comment link]
2. RichardKew wrote:

Having read bits and pieces by the offspring of various of the great liberals of a bygone age, there is a tremendous sense of sadness about them. This synopsis of Honor Moore’s book is no exception.

February 28, 6:29 am | [comment link]
3. Larry Morse wrote:

Just   a note: Stew Wood is class of ‘56, Dartmouth and a friend of mine. He is way over on the left, to be sure, but he is as nice and sensible guy as you could hope to meet. T hat +Moore should be the one who preached at Stew’s installation is probably not surprising, for their views on homosexuality are probably much the same.
  Can someone tell me why religious orders seem so utterly attractive to homosexuals? +Moore is paradigmatic it would seem. LM

February 28, 10:25 am | [comment link]
4. Albany* wrote:

I believe the answer holds the irony. The secular gay world is Hobbesian. The liberal church world is safe and inviting. Of course, we are told the opposite is true. Nonsense. People, including gay people, vote with their feet.

February 28, 10:46 am | [comment link]
5. Chris wrote:

I was inclined to think, based on the abstract, that Ms. Moore was disappointed in her father’s conduct - but if you losten to the interview, she manages to spin his gay relationship as an asset to his ministry, and that he hid it from his wife to protect her.  But she too is also gay (surprise).  And the interviewer is hardly fazed by it all.

Beam me up Scotty….

February 28, 11:44 am | [comment link]
6. nwlayman wrote:

It’s just sad.  Here is a Marine combat hero.  When he was at the UW, he also helped save the rowing program there.  His theology was tiresome stuff of the 60’s & 70’s.  Having said that, is it really needful for his duaghter to reveal this?  Assuming it’s true?  What, pray, is her motive?  It smacks of what used to be called the sin of Ham.

February 28, 1:24 pm | [comment link]
7. azusa wrote:

The ordination of Ellen Barrett makes perfect sense in the personal world that Paul Moore inhabited.

February 28, 2:44 pm | [comment link]
8. Larry Morse wrote:

#6. This is a matter you and I are in complete agreement on. What can her motive be? Do you suppose it is simply profit, that she hopes the book will sell? Or could it be revenge? I can’t make this out at all. Larry

February 28, 8:04 pm | [comment link]
9. Little Cabbage wrote:

nwlayman, I’m with you.  The piece is far more revealing of Ms. Moore’s hangups with her parents (and don’t we all have those?) than it is of Bishop Moore.  Sad, bordering on disgusting.

February 28, 8:05 pm | [comment link]
10. Bill Matz wrote:

On the contrary to 8/9, I think the revelation has value. it casts new light on the ordination of R. T. Williams; rather than a groundbreaking act of principle, it can be seen as an act of self-justification

February 28, 8:13 pm | [comment link]
11. Wilfred wrote:

Not knowing the man, I started reading this article but stopped when I got to the florist, sensing where things were going.  Will the Love-That-Dare-Not-Speak-Its-Name ever shut its mouth?

February 29, 11:10 am | [comment link]
12. Irenaeus wrote:

“The revelation has value. it casts new light on the ordination of R. T. Williams; rather than a groundbreaking act of principle, it can be seen as an act of self-justification”—-Bill Matz [#10]

Important point.

February 29, 3:56 pm | [comment link]
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