In New Hampshire, Rob Hirschfeld consecrated as Bishop-Coadjutor

Posted by Kendall Harmon

To some, Rob Hirschfeld may have seemed like a low-profile choice to succeed Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, as head of the Diocese of New Hampshire.

But in her sermon yesterday during Hirschfeld's consecration, the Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas assured the congregation that while "he's white, he's a man and he's straight," the new bishop is anything but "safe."

"Rob is a person of prayer," Bullitt-Jonas said. "And anyone who returns day after day to the holy mountain of prayer and lets God's creative light pour into him or her day after day, that sort of person is going to be less and less satisfied with the status quo, less and less willing to settle for doing things the same old way because that's the way we've always done it."

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1. AnglicanFirst wrote:

“But in her sermon yesterday during Hirschfeld’s consecration, the Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas assured the congregation that while ‘he’s white, he’s a man and he’s straight,’ the new bishop is anything but “safe.”

So is a person supposed to be ashamed of being a “man,” being “straight,” and being “white?”

If ‘qualifiers’ of this sort had been used to describe the appropriateness/inapproriateness of a person of any other ‘demographic,’ there would be an immediate outcry of ‘racism, racism.’

The dishonesty and hypocrisy of the secular revisionists running ECUSA is ‘obvious’ but nobody seems to have the moral fortitude to speak up about it.

When Paul began his mission to the gentiles, his ministry was not tainted by comments spouting demographic prejudice such as those made by Bullitt-Jonas. 

And Paul had been raised and educated in a very closed orthodox society that shunned foreigners, people that were different from him.

What sort off society is Bullitt-Jonas from?  And can she like Paul, shed her prejudgements?

August 6, 10:47 am | [comment link]
2. Milton wrote:

Now, now, we must have one or two token bishops in The Newpiscopal Church, if only to keep up appearances! wink

August 6, 11:18 am | [comment link]
3. Already left wrote:

“anyone who returns day after day to the holy mountain of prayer and lets God’s creative light pour into him or her day after day, that sort of person is going to be less and less satisfied with the status quo, less and less willing to settle for doing things the same old way because that’s the way we’ve always done it”
So those of us who believe what it says in the Bible and don’t believe we have the right to change it are NOT people of prayer? I’m confused. I kind of thought I was.

August 6, 11:18 am | [comment link]
4. Eastern Anglican wrote:

And thus we see the error of process theology.  God is never the same, and always changing his/her/its/Godself’s/goddesses’ mind/consciousness, at least in the direction I want said change to go.  We do not conform ourselves to God, we conform the deity thingy to us.

August 6, 12:51 pm | [comment link]
5. MichaelA wrote:

With confused and incoherent leaders like Dr Bullitt-Jonas, no wonder Dio. New Hampshire is in the state it is in.  Where do they find these people?

August 6, 7:20 pm | [comment link]
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