Comments: Pittsburgh brings convention date forward

One supposes that even realignment bishops sometimes have to admit the obvious - visible to the rest of us even while they demurr and deny what is being done, when, and for what reasons of realignment.

One hopes PEP and others remaining Episcopal will be able to be guided in their gathering efforts by the dissenting realignment timelines. Not to mention the usefulness of such time lines for timing any court cases which need to be prepared and filed in a timely manner? Tis the Episcopal Church family silver after all, not the conservative realignment silver, upon which sometimes hands will be laid in grasping moments.

Posted by drdanfee at Thursday, 12 June 2008 at 11:58pm BST

In his letter the Bishop of Pittsburgh appears to presume that the voting at the Diocesan Convention will be for 'realignment'. Has the activity of the Holy Spirit been so clearly vouchsafed to him and the Diocesan Standing Committee that they can state the future so confidently?

Posted by Commentator at Friday, 13 June 2008 at 3:35am BST

OK, I must be thick. What is the advantage he's seeking? Is it just to move the date as close as possible to the deposition so he can pull the spotlight away from his own abandonment of communion? I don't get it. Can anyone enlighten me?

Posted by Puzzled at Friday, 13 June 2008 at 7:59am BST

OK, I may have answered my own question. Checking, it seems part of the idea is if the bishop is deposed, the standing committee is ready to swoop in and carry out the "realignment" vote at convention. The shorter the time, the more effective their action; the longer the wait, apparently, the more chance the convention may think twice.

Posted by Puzzled at Friday, 13 June 2008 at 8:22am BST

To Puzzled - aarrgghh matey -The fix is in for now but they are nervous the swabbies will jump ship if the Cap'n be gone for long --(courtesy of "National Talk Like A Pirate Week" - after all they are pirates, aren'tthey?)

Posted by ettu at Friday, 13 June 2008 at 12:27pm BST

Thank you ettu! Yes! Pirate talk!

Posted by Puzzled at Friday, 13 June 2008 at 8:49pm BST
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