Saturday, November 17, 2012
South Carolina and the Schism Cliff
While watching the morning news and continuing coverage of the looming "Fiscal Cliff" a friend's email cued me into Kendall Harmon's live blog from South Carolina and the special convention convened to finally push the diocese over the Schism Cliff they've been heading toward for lo these many years. I literally couldn't make it past the first three sentences.
This is the guy who in 2003 could only muster "because homosexuality is like putting milk in a car -- it just doesn't work" in response to CNN's Susan Candiotti wanting to know WHY including gay people in the church was going to split it.
That was the best he could do then and nearly ten years later they're not doing any better. They have been hell-bent on turning differences into divisions for over a decade and now they are reaping what they've sown. I'm sad for Jesus but I cannot for life of me muster an ounce of anything other than bone deep weariness for this bunch and their penchant for polarization. Enough already!
And now, back to my regularly scheduled Saturday.