OCICBW… CAMPAIGN DERAILEDBY GERMAN CHURCH CHICK

I do not need this. Just as OCICBW...'s BABELICIOUS BISHOPS campaign was to gain official backing from the international, ecumenical conference of influential primates, The Bishops' Organisation Of Babeliciousness (BOOB), this happens:

From THE LOCAL (Germany):

Bishop Margot Käßmann, the head of Germany’s Protestant churches, resigned on Wednesday after being caught driving drunk over the weekend.


Käßmann said she no longer had the moral authority to comment on issues such as the war in Afghanistan, which she has sharply criticised.

“On Saturday I made a serious mistake that I deeply regret,” she said at press conference in Hannover.


“But I cannot overlook that fact that my office has been damaged and my heart tells me very clearly I can’t stay in office with the necessary authority.”

Käßmann said she would step down from all positions effective immediately aside from her job as pastor of a congregation in Hannover.

Because of this woman's foolish action the world now faces many more years of ugly bishops. The sister has let us down big time.

OCICBW... has not had to face such embarrassment and loss of face since research proved conclusively that some gay couples end up getting divorced just like straight couples.

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OCICBW… CAMPAIGN DERAILEDBY GERMAN CHURCH CHICK — 12 Comments

  1. Nice to see someone in a public position of authority taking the rap for their misdeeds rather than blaming their mother/spouse/the opposition party/God/Satan/single parents/their addiction/the government/gays/the referee or some other person.

    By the same token it is rather sad, as Ellie says.

  2. Interesting that in Germany drunk driving is viewed so seriously, while in the U.S. it seems to be (at least for the first offense) more of a peccadillo.

    On the other hand, if more bishops resigned their office because they had lost moral authority, we’d have a damnsight fewer bishops cluttering up the landscape.

  3. How wonderful that she has the integrity and honesty to accept responsibility for her actions.
    How sad that the church doesn’t take the concept of Absolution and Forgiveness seriously enough to declare her free from sin and ready to continue with her job.

  4. I like Erika’s approach (again). IMO honesty is more important to moral authority than perfection or public perception. Would be more responsible to quit driving and to get back to work, when sober. Or to give up drinking and get back to work.

    Robin

  5. I like Erika’s approach (again). IMO moral authority requires honesty. Absence of fault and appearances are side issues. Could be best for all of us if she either quit drinking or quit driving and went back to work.

    wv: yosopho. I’m 72, and often sophomoric. Nice to be recognized.

    Robin

  6. On the other hand, if more bishops resigned their office because they had lost moral authority, we’d have a damnsight fewer bishops cluttering up the landscape.

    There would be so few left, I think +Gene Robinson would have to become Pope, by default! ;-/