No WONDER the kingdom hasn't come yet!
Oh well -- more later. Off for a walk along the Seine!
Pronunciation: \vā-ˈkā-shən, və-\
Etymology: Middle English vacacioun, from Anglo-French vacacion, from Latin vacation-, vacatio freedom, exemption, from vacare
a period spent away from home or work in travel or recreation
[Yes, it's a bit long. But you're going to want to read ALL of it ... and then you're going to want to click here and send an email of thanks to the Presiding Bishop's office for her willingness to speak out so forcefully and faithfully for ALL who want to stop the "baby" of Anglican comprehensiveness from being thrown out with the "bathwater" of reactionary homophobia.]
When an Empire and its exponents can no longer exercise control by might, an option is to feint, double-talk, and manipulate. Such tactics have been in the fore with Archbishop Rowan since the confirmation of Gene Robinson as the Bishop of New Hampshire in 2003. The deployment of the Windsor Report and the manipulation of the Lambeth Conference, as cited above, are prime examples. The archbishop’s Pentecost letter is the most recent example.1 -- Go, +Marc!
... as military chaplains, we routinely work with service members whose faith traditions and belief systems are different from ours. The idea that repeal of DADT will infringe on our religious liberty is insulting to all the serving chaplains who professionally minister to and with people of diverse beliefs every day.But the Family Research Council and their ilk do not truly believe in protecting the liberty of all Americans, as our dedicated service members, gay and straight, do. They instead are seeking to rewrite history - and the core tenets of our Constitutional freedoms - in order to lead new generations back to the bad old days of repression of individual liberties.