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American bishops: some further responses

The American Anglican Council has this AAC Statement on the Episcopal House of Bishops’ March 2007 Meeting.

Integrity has INTEGRITY APPLAUDS BISHOPS’ STRONG STAND AGAINST PRIMATES.

LGCM has Lesbian and Gay Christians Welcome American Decision – Archbishop of Canterbury’s Plan to Appease Nigerian Archbishop Collapses.

The Bishop of Central Florida has written a very surprising letter which can be found here.

The Bishop of Western Louisiana also wrote about it. See here.

The Bishop of New Hampshire wrote this Pastoral Letter.

Susan Russell had this Report on Post Camp Allen News Conference which includes some interesting tidbits.

Bishop Christopher Epting has written What The Bishops Didn’t Do.

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Erika Baker

Brilliant advert from the LGCM in tomorrow’s Church Times.

Steven
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There have been some interesting comments by various folks elsewhere about how big a financial hammer TEC actually wields. One point is that TEC is experiencing a serious shortfall, which is only going to go from bad to much, much worse in the current crisis. Thus, cut-backs of support from current budget and undesignated donations to the AC and its other members is bound to occur anyhow. Another point is that, despite its shortfalls, TEC has an extremely generous endowment of trust funds to draw on. However, since some–and perhaps a great many–of these funds are designated for foreign mission,… Read more »

Göran Koch-Swahne
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Numbers games again 🙁

Lapinbizarre
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Has anyone in a position of authority in TEC been un-Christian enough to threaten economic retaliation?

Malcolm French+
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I think it speaks to the grace of the progressives that exactly no one has actually made that threat. Indeed, I’ve heard no talk of it until the recent stories in the mainstream media.

That said, I have heard the odd progressive express some annoyance that they have largely been paying to have themselves beaten up.

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” … I have heard the odd progressive express some annoyance that they have largely been paying to have themselves beaten up.” Yes. I think there is strong sentiment among many progressives along the lines of, if we are held not to be in the AC, or are given some diminished role, then let’s continue to fund Anglican Communion programs aimed at the MDGs and other ways to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, heal the sick etc., and divert to those programs any money currently used for supporting institutional infrastructure. That likely won’t happen, and distangling funds… Read more »