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March 18, 2010

EPISCOPAL CRACKUP DOUBLEHEADER

Someone put this church out of it’s misery please.  I hear the Catholics would be happy to take in the survivors.

Episcopal Church OKs Election Of Second Gay Bishop

LOS ANGELES — The Episcopal Church has approved the election of a lesbian assistant bishop in the Diocese of Los Angeles, making her the second openly gay bishop in the Anglican global fellowship, diocese officials said Wednesday.

Episcopal conservatives were quick to criticize the approval of the Rev. Mary Glasspool of Baltimore, who was elected last December, and said the move was “grieving the heart of God.”  Still, Glasspool’s victory underscored a continued Episcopal commitment to accepting same-sex relationships despite enormous pressure from other Anglicans to change their stand.

“I am … aware that not everyone rejoices in this election and consent, and will work, pray and continue to extend my own hands and heart to bridge those gaps, and strengthen the bonds of affection among all people, in the name of Jesus Christ,” Glasspool said in a printed statement.

Both are scheduled to be consecrated on May 15.  The Episcopal Church, which is the Anglican body in the United States, caused an uproar in 2003 by consecrating the first openly gay bishop, V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire.

Breakaway Episcopal conservatives have formed a rival church, the Anglican Church in North America.  Several overseas Anglicans have been pressuring Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, spiritual leader of the world’s 77 million Anglicans, to officially recognize the new conservative entity.

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And now for some Leftwing/Islamic convergence with your morning coffee:

Episcopal Church Evicts Congregation, Sells Building to Muslims

Remember the Episcopalians prattling on about suing people out of parishes in order to preserve the devotion and witness of Episcopalians of the past and Episcopalians of the future?  That line has just been definitively revealed for what it always was. Pure and unadulterated bullshit.

Via the Anglican Curmudgeon comes word that the Church of the Good Shepherd of Binghamton, New York, the parish Matt and Anne Kennedy and their friends were sued out of, has been sold by the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York.

To Muslims.

The Curmudgeon points out that other churches have done this sort of thing.  But there’s a major difference.  Other churches have sold empty buildings.  But to my knowledge, no allegedly-Christian church has ever gone to court to evict a thriving, Christian parish from its meeting house only to turn around and sell the building to non-Christians.

So on one level, people like Mary Glasspool are irrelevant; the Episcopalians can “consecrate” anyone they like to any of their little offices they care to.  But I guess I ought to keep on pointing out the depravities of these people so I guess I’ll keep writing about them.  When a group this evil calls itself Christian, a lot of people will be led astray.

But here’s the deal.  The Anglican Covenant is dead; so-called “two-tier Anglicanism” is dead.  I don’t want to be associated with these people at all.  Anything less than total separation from TEO and its allies by conservative Anglicans is unacceptable.

If “official” conservative Anglicans aren’t willing to demand that and cut ties with Canterbury if they don’t get it, then “official” conservative Anglicanism is completely worthless.  Because even on a theoretical level, the stench is overpowering.

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