Saturday, November 27, 2010

One Woman, One Vote, No Ordination

Big news at the New York Times: Florida's senator-elect, Marco Rubio, attends Roman Catholic mass and an evangelical church affiliated with the Southern Baptists. Mark Oppenheimer plumbs the theological contradictions:
Southern Baptists practice adult rather than infant baptism, for example. They do not recognize the authority of the pope. And the Christ Fellowship statement of beliefs says the bread and wine of communion are merely “symbolic,” thus do not become Christ’s body and blood, as Catholics believe.
Some think he's currying favor with both the Catholic and Protestant communities. Not news at the New York Times: Both his churches ban half of all registered voters from ordained ministry.

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