Comments: Pittsburgh lawsuit: the diocese responds

The Dennis Canon merely codifies a legal position that the Episcopal Church has taken in lawsuits dating as far back as the schism over ceremonial issues which resulted in the Reformed Episcopal Church in the mid 19th C. As such, it's not a new legal argument.

Posted by Ruidh at Thursday, 2 December 2004 at 4:07pm GMT

Ruidh is, of course, correct - but what +Duncan is trying with that comment isn't a legal argument. He's practicing one of the more successful propaganda techniques, which is that if you tell a lie for the purpose of propaganda, tell a *big* one. The bigger the lie is, the more people are apt to believe it, because they can't believe you would dare say such a thing if it were not the truth.

Posted by David Huff at Friday, 3 December 2004 at 2:31pm GMT