Sunday, July 21, 2013

Fuller races not to be left behind by LGBT bandwagon

Aimee Stauf, "One Table, Many Theologies" (World magazine, July 19, 2013): Like a reed bending in the wind, the post-Richard Mouw administration of Fuller Theological Seminary is bending over, shall we say backwards, to open its doors to an LGBT student group. My only personal consolation here, is that this sadly predictable event occurred after the retirement of erstwhile Fuller President Richard J. Mouw, who was the first philosophy professor I ever had, when he taught my Intro to Philosophy class at Calvin College during the two years I spent there back in the '70s. Mouw was a good and decent man, overall, possessed of eminent good sense and an uncommonly fine sense of humor.

Fuller, one of the several flagship "seminaries" of Evangelical American Christendom hereby signals its capitulation to the nefarious prevailing winds of self-congratulatory enlightened liberal doctrine, retarded in its eagerness to play catch-up only by its relative erstwhile conservatism. But not to fear: soon enough they'll doubtless be sporting an Elton John Crouching Tiger Hidden Drag-queen Chair of LGBT Theology, or some such.

Sodom, Oh Sodom! Thou villainous smooth-tongued, toxic-venomed, guts-griping fustilarian calumnious goatish milk-livered puke-stocking.

[Hat tip to JM]


4 comments:








Jeff

said...

I wonder what will happen as we are further and further isolated by such defections, not just among our allies Outside, but by young Catholics within.





Jeff

said...

I wonder what will happen as we are further and further isolated by such defections Outside but also by young Catholics within...





Daniel Arseneault

said...

Nothing new here... each Protestant denomination is doomed to become more and more liberal. At one point, conservative elements break off and spawn a new group, while the original parent denomination wastes away in liberal irrelevance.





JFM

said...

Except that Fuller represents no denomination, but a conglomerate o historically conservative groups. As such, it is something new: a sign of a massive cultural shift. I suppose you could argue *institutions* themselves are prone to grow more and more liberal, in which case American Catholics had better hold on to their misallettes!!