Muslim-Christian priest defrocked

Updating what we have posted about earlier, the female priest of the Episcopal Church who converted to Islam has been removed from her office.

Bishop Geralyn Wolf of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island deposed Ann Holmes Redding, citing abandonment of Communion of The Episcopal Church.

Although Wolf has described Redding as a “woman of utmost integrity,” the bishop said she “believes that a priest of the Church cannot be both a Christian and a Muslim,” according to a statement by the Rhode Island diocese.

So, good. The American Episcopal Church is showing there is a limit to its syncretism. But Anthony Sacramone asks, why expel a Muslim and not a total unbeliever like retired Bishop John Shelby Spong? But I’ll give credit.

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • Manxman

    I'll give them credit when they boot WOMEN out of their so-called priesthood.

  • Manxman

    I'll give them credit when they boot WOMEN out of their so-called priesthood.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/wcwirla wcwirla

    Gotta draw the line somewhere, I suppose. These "mixed-faith" clergy are not only an oxymoron, they are an abomination.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/wcwirla wcwirla

    Gotta draw the line somewhere, I suppose. These "mixed-faith" clergy are not only an oxymoron, they are an abomination.


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