From the Winter, 1990 issue of Touchstone
Is <title>In the Modernity Ward by James L. Sauer

In the Modernity Ward

Living in Sin* with Bishop Spong

by James L. Sauer

*from the title of Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong’s recent book: Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1988)

The worst thing about the modern world is the prostitution of the eternal to the wanton desires of modernity. It is one thing for a materialist to advocate hedonism; it is all the more condemnatory for a clergyman to hold the cloak, and underpants, of the fashionable sinner.

Bishop Spong, Episcopal Bishop of Newark, New Jersey and a thoroughly modern false teacher, has taken up the difficult task of writing an apology for licentiousness. The difficulty is to give selfishness, usually sexual selfishness, the proper clothing. Sin . . .


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