The Episcopal “church” seems unable or unwilling to rein in some of their clerics. An Episcopal bishop in Florida welcomes a fallen Catholic priest with his secret girlfriend of two years into their ranks and then he invites the renegade to preach.
Now the Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, head of the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has tried to outdo him. In regard to the violent death of the late-term abortionist Doctor George Tiller, she told an interviewer: “This is about the loss of a man who was a saint and a martyr. He was a prayerful man who put his life at risk to protect others and died for it. People are in shock, outrage and mourning. They need a place to go.” Now remember, she will be instrumental in forming the next generation of clergy for the Episcopal “church”! She has worked to safeguard abortion clinics and calls abortion “a blessing”.
Ecumenism is evidently alive and well because in the same Washington Times article, Rabbi Arthur Waskow of the Shalom Center in Philadelphia said that Doctor Tiller “joins the list of martyrs for ethical decency and human rights, killed for healing with compassion.”
But ABORTION is a holocaust, is it not?
What about the HOLY INNOCENTS, those killed by Herod and those by Tiller?
Who are the true martyrs?
Who is this Katherine Ragsdale?
She has quite a track record. Although an Episcopal priestess, she has been heavily involved in partisan politics. Statements made by her reveal that she supported President Obama’s bid for the White House. She was director of Political Research Associates, a left-wing organization which evaluates right-wing politics and offers strategies for defeating their efforts, including those of the so-called Christian Right.
She considers herself a progressive although others would label her a radical. She has served for almost two decades on the national board of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. She is also a board member of the NARAL (National Abortion Rights League), the White House Project, the Progressive Religious Partnership, and the Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence. She has appeared before the U.S. Senate speaking on behalf of NARAL Pro-Choice America and the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.
She was made dean and president of Episcopal Divinity School in Massachusetts on March 30, 2009.
Does anyone else see the disconnect between the Christian kerygma and the murder of children? Evidently the Episcopal church trusts her evaluation of Tiller and the ethical questions of our day.