Thursday, February 11, 2016

Kasich's Spiritual Adviser Thinks Gay Rights Activists Are Fascist "Thought Nazis"

From Mother Jones-

Despite his calls for tolerance, Kasich is part of a religious community that was built almost entirely on opposition to liberalized religious views on gays and lesbians. Kasich attends St. Augustine Anglican Church, in Westerville, Ohio, a church that was created in 2011 as part of a splinter group, the Anglican Church in North America, that broke with the Episcopal Church after it ordained Gene Robinson, a gay man, as a bishop. Kasich's denomination doesn't allow women to serve as bishops or ordain gays and lesbians as clergy, as it considers noncelibate homosexual relationships to be sinful.

Kasich's personal spiritual adviser is Father J. Kevin Maney, the rector at St. Augustine's whose bio on the church's website says he received his religious education "almost entirely online" before being ordained as a deacon in the Anglican Church. Maney has been outspoken in his views on LGBT people, writing on his blog, the Anglican Priest, for instance, to complain that "militant homosexualists" are trying to stifle dissent and silence those who believe homosexuality is a sin.

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Leonardo Ricardo said...

This news is sad...I was starting to think Kasich had a great deal of personal integrity...but, being part of the ACNA blows that notion of honorability (and accountability) out of the water (the kind that Jesus walked on)...besides, what kind of a spiritually and emotionally well balanced fellow follows a priest who believes, and preaches, the yammerings (and wild fund raising schemes) of the author of the Pink Swastika? ¨Deadly¨ Scott Lively and his brigade of hatemongers are dangerous to the health and well-being of LGBTI people and other Episcopalians/Anglicans at HOME or in AFRICA! Shamefully shallow, Governor Kasich, GOP candidate for U.S., no thanks.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

More about the NAZI LGBTI connection (fiction)