Sunday, September 23, 2012

What Mitt Romney & Mark Lawrence have in common:

You know how Mitt Romney has that secret plan for America he can't tell us any details yet but we should trust him? Turns out Mark Lawrence has one of those for the Diocese of South Carolina, too!
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We announced last month on August 20th that the Standing Committee and I were in agreement on a course of action regarding the future of the Diocese of South Carolina and the challenges many of us face because of decisions by the recent General Convention of the Episcopal Church.

However, for many reasons it was then and is now, imprudent to reveal that course of action. Things are progressing—we have not stopped or dropped the ball.

Please know that I understand the level of anxiety and concern of many in the diocese. Nevertheless I must ask you all for your continued patience and prayers as we seek to deal wisely and carefully with a fluid situation that requires great discernment and sensitivity on a regular basis. I will communicate to you the details at the very earliest moment such a communication is prudent.

Faithfully yours in Christ,
--(The Rt. Rev.) Mark J. Lawrence, Bishop of South Carolina
h/t Titusonenine


Susan Pederson said...

Amazing double-speak. Yikes! I'm going to tell you something but not right now but when the time is right I'm going to tell you something!

Carolyn Woodall said...

I don't know what he has in mind, but it is a little disheartening to think that I am so dangerous to Christianity that he has to make secret plans.

dianedp said...

I'd be more anxious then reassured after I read that.

Elaine C. said...

Some of the snowbirds of the congregation I serve, spend much of their time in this diocese. They delight in removing all hints of connection to The Episcopal Church from their parishes and lives ... done quietly. They seem to celebrate being "ready" to leave. They are not happy when I refuse to engage the conversation, and celebrate The Episcopal Church ... as it is becoming.