Saturday, August 19, 2006

"Episcopal Majority" Speaks Out on September Summit

Nice to see "The Episcopal Majority" being so clear and proactive in response to the recently announced September Summit in NYC.

We wish to express our support to Presiding Bishop Griswold, Presiding Bishop-elect, and all other faithful Episcopalian bishops as they enter these discussions. We urge them to hold fast to the legitimate Anglican tradition through the following:


  • to deny any “alternate primatial oversight” for Episcopal dioceses;

  • to oppose firmly the CANA initiative;

  • to make clear that our sincere attempt at moderation at General Convention has been rebuffed by forces at home and abroad; and

  • to affirm once more the consecration of the Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson and the legitimate right of homosexual persons to all the Sacraments of this church.

Read it all here.

4 comments:

Tony Seel said...

This is another example of why conservatives believe that liberals are totalitarians:
# to deny any “alternate primatial oversight” for Episcopal dioceses;


# to oppose firmly the CANA initiative;

#to make clear that our sincere attempt at moderation at General Convention has been rebuffed by forces at home and abroad; and

moderation? really?

#to affirm once more the consecration of the Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson and the legitimate right of homosexual persons to all the Sacraments of this church.

and this is why the Anglican Communion believes that ecusa is continuing to walk apart.

Jon said...

The fourth point listed seems a little odd. IIRC the Constitution and Canons specify that no couple has a right to be married in the church and no one has a right to be ordained. Yet "The Episcopal Majority" seems to suggest that this is not the case. Have I missed something here?

Jon

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan

I would value your comments on the most recent interview given by the Archbishop of Canterbury. In it he says:

n reply to this question Williams starts off with a rebuke of those who argue it is high time the Church accepted gay relationships. Their ideal is the inclusive church. ,,I don't believe inclusion is a value in itself'', says the Archbishop. ,,Welcome is. We welcome people into the Church, we say: 'You can come in, and that decision will change you.' We don't say: 'Come in and we ask no questions.' I do believe conversion means conversion of habits, behaviours, ideas, emotions. The boundaries are determined by what it means to be loyal to Jesus Christ.

The full text is here:
http://www.nd.nl/htm/dossier/seksualiteit/artikelen/060819eb.htm

revsusan said...

I don't believe inclusion is a value in itself ... I think it is a manifestation of the abundance of God's love for us and for all creation. And I agree conversion is continually called for as we all strive to live up to the full stature of our lives in Christ.