Pop quiz

Compare and contrast the following Bishops of Rochester.

Based on this video by Dr. Prince Singh, Bishop of Rochester (New York):

And this interview with another Bishop of Rochester, Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali in the Sunday Telegraph.

“We want to uphold the traditional teaching of the Bible. We believe that God has revealed his purpose about how we are made.

“People who depart from this don’t share the same faith. They are acting in a way that is not normative according to what God has revealed in the Bible.

“The Bible’s teaching shows that marriage is between a man and a woman. That is the way to express our sexual nature.

“We welcome homosexuals, we don’t want to exclude people, but we want them to repent and be changed.”

The bishop added that it is not just homosexuals who need to repent, but all who have strayed from the Bible’s teaching.

He said: “We want to hold on to the traditional teaching of the Church. We don’t want to be rolled over by culture and trends in the Church. We want a movement for renewal. We need a reformation of the Church and the life of the Communion.”

Nazir-Ali will be attending the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans inaugural meeting in the UK this week. Singh will be taking part in the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Ahaheim.

See Singh’s video here and here. See Nazir-Ali’s interview here.

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