WaPo reports Episcopalians Delay Vote on Gay Bishop:

Episcopalian leaders delayed a vote Monday on whether to confirm the church’s first openly gay elected bishop after allegations involving “touching” and “pornography” emerged against the clergyman, a church spokesman said.

Jim Solheim, the spokesman, would not elaborate on the allegations against the Rev. V. Gene Robinson.

It would be rather ironic if it was acceptable to divorce your wife to take a homosexual lover, live in a perpetual state of sodomy and fornication for thirteen years, and then get derailed from becoming a bishop for looking at pornography.

Update (2156): Upon rereading this, it occured to me that I had paid unintentional homage to Arlo Guthrie in this post:

I went over to the sargeant, said, “Sargeant, you got a lot a damn gall to ask me if I’ve rehabilitated myself, I mean, I mean, I mean that just, I’m sittin’ here on the bench, I mean I’m sittin here on the Group W bench ’cause you want to know if I’m moral enough join the army, burn women, kids, houses and villages after bein’ a litterbug.”

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  1. Misanthroyst says:

    “If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.” Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859)

    …gotta draw the line somewhere…

  2. James Joyner says:

    Indeed. You’re getting a lot of use out of that one here lately! A mad world in which we live.

  3. Misanthroyst says:

    That the quote is so fitting so often is an indictment of our culture for its silliness and poor judgment. We’ve become foolish in our affluence. The real question is, from whence will come the serious barbarians who will replace us?