Comments: Bishop Duncan reports to his diocese

"Duncan reported that the Primates told him to “go back to North America and help people make the choice.”"!!!?!!!


I saw this on the HoBD list, Simon. You explained that people need to know what Bishop Duncan is saying.

I wouldn't be too worried that anyone is going to think or fear that this is true. I do not expect that this speech won him new supporters.

I do not expect that his old supporters do enough thinking to have noticed what he said, so I wouldn't try to reason with them.

Keep the faith there in Pittsburgh!

Dora Smith
Austin, Texas

Posted by Dora Smith at Sunday, 6 March 2005 at 12:37am GMT

"complained of the members of the House of Bishops that “we talk gracefully but act in power."

What "we"?? Didn't +Duncan, along w/ several other Network bishops, *boycott* that meeting of the HoB?

One of the things I admire about my church, ECUSA (yes, I'm biased) has been it's ability, through the years (over various subjects), to forthrightly SAY "we are not agreed. People of equally good will---and good faith---differ." It is that faith which has kept us together, as wait on the Holy Spirit, in *God's good time* (not our time schedules) to provide consensus and clarity (as happened regarding slavery, for example).

However, from +RD's remarks, the reading of the Primates meeting is "minority viewpoints do not exist." Whatever the majority believes, is "the Faith once delivered, yada-yada, that has been believed at all times and all places by Everyone, Period, End of Story" (And those of you who remain "willfully unrepentant" or "willfully choose to disregard the 'plain meaning' of Scripture", Shadduppp!)

I return again, to the remarks (on this page) of the anonymous primate "not normally thought of as liberal" who said "If I weren't a Christian, I'd walk away."

But it's precisely *because* we in ECUSA _are_ Christians, that we can't walk away. Even if passive-aggressively "asked" to. Even if the next ACC meeting is held on private property somewhere w/ guards posted. No, we Bible-believin' (God made some of us gay) Episcopalians must come, precisly where we're not invited, because we must *preach the Gospel* to these ABC-backbiters who know the words of the text (supposedly), but apparently have never heard the Story of Salvation in Spirit and in TRUTH.

You can lay a cross on us, but you can't make us not follow our brother/sister Anglicans, wherever you are (wherever you run from us).

_And as the Spirit speaks through us, you can't make us shut up!_ 0:-D

Posted by J. C. Fisher at Tuesday, 8 March 2005 at 5:29am GMT
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