“Sometimes the role of the intelligent man is simply to point out the obvious”
……. George Orwell …..
This Blog is lovingly trying to direct functional atheists in to more coherent behaviour so wish with us for the new year that functional atheist, the so-called, Rev. Canon Albert Ogle and others like him leave the church and go where they belong – to atheist / secular groups.
Rev Canon Albert Ogle’s position on LGBT matters is philosophically consistent with atheists who deny “design with intent and for purpose” in the universe. The atheist position on homosexuality is therefore logically coherent but wrong in that the atheist first premise (axiom) – that there is no God – is wrong.
Not so the Rev Canon Albert Ogle who is totally incoherent in addition to being completely un-biblical .
Someone who claims to be theist i.e claims to believe that God made the universe, and and claims to speak for God in support of homosexuality , like the Rev Canon Albert Ogle , is implying that the designer of the universe ( GOD ) is utterly incoherent or mad or both for a god who embraces homosexuality must also reject the concept of “design with intent and for purpose”.
Rev Canon Albert Ogle is entitled to his opinion but not from a place of incoherence.
Functional atheists such as himself , Archbishop Tutu , the Rev Gary Hall and others should speak from a place of coherence – from a secular / atheist group.
Of course they will not for their role is to function as 5th columnists which allows LGBT groups such as GLAAD to claim that some ”christians” support homosexuality.
On another note this Blog commends and supports the Rev Canon Albert Ogle for his work to assist persons with HIV and to reduce / eliminate violence against LGBT persons.
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As 2013 comes to an end, this blog’s ally, the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle, president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, reviews both the progress and setbacks of 2013 from the viewpoint of that organization’s advocacy of LGBT rights:
The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle on “Gay Talk Tonight”
BY THE REV. CANON ALBERT OGLE
As 2013 ends today, time provides us with a marker to review the progress we have made and the challenges ahead. It was not a good year for international LGBT rights or improving access to resources designed to prevent more people from being infected with HIV.
Progress was made in the USA and Europe giving LGBT couples the opportunity to re-shape their shared lives when the Supreme Court made its historic decision on marriage equality. LGBT military personnel began to be treated equally while a number of other European countries also voted for marriage equality and the right for LGBT parents to adopt children. However, the losses in 2013 far outweighed our gains, from Eric Lembembe’s brutal murder in Cameroon, to recent anti-gay sentiments and laws in India, Nigeria, Russia and Uganda.
The Foundation’s high points this year were undoubtedly the creation of the Good Samaritan Consortium in Uganda with the Catholic Archbishop’s World AIDS Day message that Catholic health services will not discriminate.http://sdgln.com/social/2013/11/29/rgod2-celebrating-another-breakthrough-roman-catholic-church
Maxensia Nakibuuka was also appointed to coordinate HIV services for the Catholic health system and we began some important conversations in Rome as a result of the new openness created by Pope Francis.
These breakthroughs were closely followed by our two very significant panels discussing LGBT issues (poverty and development) at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. The increasing legislative barrage against LGBT people means it is now more difficult than ever to break out of the suffering caused by poverty and discrimination. Or donors and supporters are invited to review all of our accomplishments here: 2013 Foundation Annual Report.