So it's been a very busy Tuesday and I have one more meeting (at 7pm) and while I'm getting my ducks in a row for that I get an email "Subject: Big News from Texas" and I think "Yeah, well, isn't everything big in Texas?"
And it turns out to be the release of a 124 page paper entitled "Unity in Mission" from the Episcopal Diocese of Texas WITH a FAQ sheet on how they will move forward with the blessing of same-gender unions if/when resources are approved in Indianapolis. Seriously. Check it out!
From the Press Release: Texas Bishop Announces Plan to Navigate Proposed Rite
The Bishop of Texas, C. Andrew Doyle, announced his response to the likely approval at this summer’s General Convention of the blessing of same-gender covenants today at a special meeting of diocesan clergy. Bishop Doyle outlined his plan to help unify the Diocese of Texas, addressing both liberal and traditional congregations’ positions at the gathering at Camp Allen April 24.
Bishop Doyle began working with former Secretary of State James Baker in 2010 to develop the outline of his plan. He has since received support for his leadership from people in the diocese who represent the broad diversity of opinion on the blessing of same-gender covenants.Unity in Mission -- A Paper on Common Mission and the Challenge Posed by Division
“My plan does not ask for further debate or require approval,” Bishop Doyle told the clergy gathered at Camp Allen. “I have not asked people to change their positions or even to like the plan that I am setting before us,” he explained. “It is my deepest desire to offer a generous breadth of pastoral care for our members throughout the diocese. “
FAQs -- Frequently Asked Questions