John Shelby Spong


John Shelby "Jack" Spong is a retired American bishop of the Episcopal Church.

Stories by John Shelby Spong
Catholic beliefs shouldn’t be imposed on non-Catholics

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have … Continued

We have postponed the day of economic reckoning

A deal President Obama struck with Republican leaders last week will extend tax cuts across the board including, controversially, to … Continued

God’s plan for the O’Donnell campaign?

Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell told the Christian Broadcasting Network last week that that she believes it was God … Continued

Immigration: Am I my brother’s keeper?

Illegal immigrants are flouting U.S. laws, but does affluent America (or Arizona for that matter) have a larger moral or … Continued

Bias against child abuse and systematic cover-ups

Q:A senior Vatican priest last week compared outrage at Pope Benedict’s handling of sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church … Continued

Ordination does not = immunity from prosecution

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued

None of us now possesses the whole truth

Q:What should pastors do if they no longer hold the defining beliefs of their denomination? Do clergy have a moral … Continued

The Church can’t have it both ways

Q: If a church or other religious charity receives government funding, should it follow all government rules, including those against … Continued

Unconstitutional, un-American and un-Christian

Should the U.S. military repeal its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy? Homosexuality is a religious issue only in the sense … Continued

Pat Robertson’s dated theology

Q: Many have criticized Pat Robertson’s suggestion that the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti was the work of the devil or … Continued