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Who Said That?


"Interestingly enough, in this day of traditional family values, this man that we follow was single, as far as we know, traveled with a bunch of men, had a disciple who was known as 'the one whom Jesus loved' and said my family is not my mother and father, my family is those who do the will of God. None of us likes those harsh words. That's who Jesus is, that's who he was at heart, in his earthly life.  Those who would posit the nuclear family as the be all and end all of God's creation probably don't find that much in the gospels to support it."

Who said that?  Leave your guess in the comments section below.  Please, no google searches! 

Reader Comments (10)

James Dobson?
December 17, 2007 | Unregistered Commentersomeone else
No, someone who means to take an equally religio-PC shot back at the likes of Dobson and imply God is on his/her side of politics and culture wars.

I am thinking Katharine Jefferts Schori (or Gene--was it Gene?--Robinson)...speaking of Episcies, what was the answer to the last Who Said That...?
December 17, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterZrim
Oh yes, this brings back a memory.
This person was in the news again just in the last week.

Did not remember the specific quote, but the hint is in the defense of not being in a nuclear family.

We can actually agree with the quote!

However for this "Christian" "who said that", the context was much different. He was misusing this sacred text for his own rationalization to justify his own sinful lifestyle.
December 17, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterIvan
I was going on and on and don't even know if I am correct.

I recall Al Mohler alerting everyone to this guy again just last week and that is why I recognized the basic form of the quote, but hey, now that I think further about it, I imagine a number of sinners have misquoted this text to justify their denial of God's created order and will for their sexual activity.

Mohler attributed this to GR.
December 17, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterIvan
Gotta be Gene Robinson.

And kudos to the Episcopalians in my part of the country for breaking away.,1,1604034.story?coll=la-headlines-california

December 17, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChris Sherman
GeneJimDominicBrianDougKatherine RobinsonWallisCrossanMcLarenPagitt-Schori ... or something.
December 17, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRMW
Or, as has often been observed elsewhere, a text without a context is a pretext.
December 17, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterPB
Robinson maybe
December 17, 2007 | Unregistered Commentertiminater
Yes, amazing he quotes Jesus "my family is those who do the will of God"

Yet he somehow overlooks Jesus in Mt. 19 quoting from Gen 2 regarding marriage being between a male and female?

Nice Try Gene, but we aren't buying your excuse-making and neither is Jesus.
December 21, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterIvan
This is merely a guess. Sounds like John Shelby Spong.

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