Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bishop Margot Kässmann.

Bishop Margot Kässmann has quite a few "firsts" under her belt.

In 2007 she became the first German bishop to file for divorce.

On October 28, 2009, she was elected Chair of the Council, the first woman in that position. This put her as the head of the Protestant church in Germany .... leading Germany's 25 million Protestants.

On 20 February 2010, Käßmann was pulled over for driving through a red light. Tests showed her blood alcohol level was at 1.54 per mil. (The legal limit is 0.5 per mil in Germany.)

While she may .... or may not.... be the first German Bishop arrested for drunk driving, she has become the first high ranking divorced female Bishop in Germany to resign from from her office as leader of the Evangelical Church as a result of a DUI conviction.

The fact that she she prays especially well while jogging doesn't seem to have been taken into consideration.

4 comments:

Amanda West said...

I think it's really true what Brennan Manning said:

"The greatest single caue of atheisim in the world today are Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips and walk out the door and deny him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable."

LarryD said...

Robert - all she needs to do now is declare she's a lesbian. FTW!!

Amanda West said...

Hey Robert, you're probably going to get tired of answering all my questions... But Catholics believe birth control is wrong?

Would you say that's acurate? Is there a scripture used to back that up or anything?

Robert said...

I don't mind answering questions. Yes,the Catholic church teaches that artificial methods of birth control are sinful.
I don't know if I can think of a scriptural reference off the top of my head. Perhaps you should ask if there are scriptural references that would permit a woman to ingest hormones into her system that disrupt her natural, God-given, biological rhythm.
More information on natural family planning can be found at http://www.fertilitycare.org/ and http://www.ccli.org/