22 February 2007

"Under No Circumstances . . .

. . . will I entertain the possibility that I am mistaken." Or words to that effect.
As noted below, TitusOneNine is gathering responses of various bishops, "dominions, and powers" to the Primates Meeting in Tanzania. Perhaps the saddest and most disturbing (to say nothing of insulting and arrogant) thus far comes from Bishop John Chane of Washington, D.C.:

Regarding the recommendations to the Episcopal Church, I am willing to be persuaded that a temporary compromise on issues of governance may be necessary to keep the Anglican Communion intact. However, under no circumstances will I support a moratorium on the consecration of individuals living in same-sex relationships to the episcopacy, and under no circumstances will I enforce a ban on the blessing of same sex unions in the Diocese of Washington, if that, in fact, is what the Primates are asking us to do.

Christians throughout the world are born into cultures that persecute, stigmatize and deny the dignity of God’s gay and lesbian children. We marginalize them, make them scapegoats and refuse their manifold gifts. The Episcopal Church is as guilty of these offenses as any other, and in recognizing this we have begun a journey of repentance. In its fourth decade, this journey is still incomplete, and its success, as ever, is in doubt. How agonizing then, in this holy season of Lent, to see the Archbishop of Canterbury succumb to the Archbishop of Nigeria and call upon us to remain in our sins.

 

4 Comments:

Blogger Alan said...

I beseech you in the bowels of Christ, think it possible that you might be mistaken.

Oliver Cromwell

Good 1928 PB English as well. ;)

OK, OK, 1662 PB.

22 February, 2007 17:57  
Anonymous Scott K said...

I guess that, at least in Washington, the conversation is over then. That's pretty clear. I'm not sure we're going to have to wait until Sept. 30.

23 February, 2007 11:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Equally clear from the rector's own blog is that any "conversation" has long been "over" at St. Joseph's.
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scott k wrote:
"I guess that, at least in Washington, the conversation is over then. That's pretty clear. I'm not sure we're going to have to wait until Sept. 30."

02 March, 2007 08:40  
Blogger PSA+ said...

Actually, we're conversing away - join us.

02 March, 2007 08:58  

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