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APO: Fort Worth news

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has a report today headlined Diocese delegates consider alternate leader

Delegates in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth this weekend will consider whether to affirm Fort Worth Bishop Jack Iker’s appeal to give local Episcopal churches separate leadership from Katharine Jefferts Schori, who became the denomination’s national leader this month…

The resolutions mentioned in the article can all be found on the diocesan website:

endorsing APO
endorsing withdrawal from Province VII


Concerning Recognition of the Minority in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth

Concerning a Listening Process in the Diocese of Fort Worth

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, this paid advertisment appeared in the same newspaper, as explained by Katie Sherrod in MANY Fort Worth Episcopalians are delighted.

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Sioux
13 years ago

I heartily support Bishop Iker and the Standing Committee. God bless them as they fight for us.

drdanfee
drdanfee
13 years ago

I agree with Katie on her blog comments: Conserved believers will win their tilted battles but are overall losing their war upon their favorite target groups. Nobody is much really going to shut down science, inquiry, disrupting queer family life, or women in vocations – mainly because none of these things are actually very much part of the problems that hinder daily life, witness, or service in following Jesus of Nazareth. Just next door in Dallas, the largest congregation of queer friendly folks in the USA exists and is thriving and planting new outreaches, now welcomed in the UCC fellowship… Read more »

Marshall Scott
13 years ago

I’m intrigued that finally Fort Worth is interested in full compliance with Lambeth 1998-1.10 and the Windsor Report. After all, they could have begun a listening process years ago. The cynical side of me can’t help but think that it’s easy to talk about a listening process if one thinks all those to whom one might listen will have already gone away. I hope for (and, ultimately, expect) Canterbury to remind Fort Worth that alternative oversight doesn’t fall within his purview. (It won’t stop them from making another connection, but it will clarify Fort Worth’s understanding that “Anglican heritage” is… Read more »

Cynthia
Cynthia
13 years ago

“I heartily support Bishop Iker and the Standing Committee. God bless them as they fight for us.”

Gosh – is Santa Ana’s army back? Who do you think is attacking you?

Leonardo Ricardo
Leonardo Ricardo
13 years ago

There is no possible way to “adjust the truth” in Christs message of “loving one another” to twist and accomodate difference, fear, hate and outright bigotry against LGBT people and heterosexual women at all levels of OUR Episcopal Church life…deep character stains/sins won’t wash away no matter how hard righteous folk in Ft. Worth scrub.

Leonardo Ricardo
Leonardo Ricardo
13 years ago

“I’m intrigued that finally Fort Worth is interested in full compliance with Lambeth 1998-1.10 and the Windsor Report. After all, they could have begun a listening process years ago.” Marshall

This is just one more ‘mirage” for “appearances” for Ft. Worth to vote upon…Bishop Iker actually got up and left the “open forum hearings” when it was Bishop Robinsons turn to speak (for three minutes) at GC 2006…he, +Iker, by eye witness accounts, made quite a scene while collecting himself and his stuff as his graceless entourage swept out of the room!

Silliness abounds!

RICHARD III
RICHARD III
13 years ago

It looks as if the ‘true christians’ who follow +Iker, +Duncan , +Schofield, etc. are finally starting to make their move away from the apostate, pagan Episcopal Church – go in peace and leave the keys when you do. If the property is that important make a fair offer for it and don’t waste a lot of money on lawyers fighting about it.

Caelius Spinator
Caelius Spinator
13 years ago

Father Marshall, I’m guessing that the listening process resolution was introduced by those who want to remain in TEC/PECUSA etc, since it was introduced by the same clergy who introduced the resolution for remaining in TEC/PECUSA. They are exposing hypocrisy.

I happen to know a lawyer in that Diocese. He’s a candidate for ordination.

choirboyfromhell
choirboyfromhell
13 years ago

Let’s see how sincere these three Right Reverend Fathers are when the Church Hymnal Corporation brings up issues pertaining to their collective pensions.

Funny how those who try so hard to become martyrs are making a poor little man in a New England Diocese look like a saint.

“Silliness Abounds!”

John Henry
John Henry
13 years ago

The +Iker, Duncan, Schofield crowd make me sick – sick because, for them, the Word of God is no longer a LIVING Word. Clearly Matthew and Luke, who used Mark as a source for their own words, felt that the Spirit of God was still on the move, so that they could change Mark’s words in ways that were applicable to their contexts and people. For example, Luke who was writing to a Gentile audience, calling them to faith in Christ, edited Mark’s story about the Syro-Phoenician woman, where Jesus calls Gentiles “dogs”. Then there is Paul. Given the shift… Read more »

laurence roberts
laurence roberts
13 years ago

This biblical analysis is very enlightening and enlivening. Thanks John Henry. We are so far from that spirit of creativity, boldness & innovation today, in many quarters.

Charlotte
Charlotte
13 years ago

Hi Richard III: I wish we could all be clear on what it is that ALPO dioceses and Network parishes actually want. They don’t want to leave the Episcopal Church without the church buildings and other property because their real aim is to supplant and take over the Episcopal Church. Under various names and guises they have been agitating since GC 2003 — well, really, long before — to be recognized as the only legitimate expression of Anglicanism in the United States. They think that the Archbishop of Canterbury, or the Primates, or most of them, or somebody, is going… Read more »

John Henry
John Henry
13 years ago

Charlotte is right on the mark with regard to the deceitful stategies of the usual suspects, including the self-centred Primate and Metropolitan of Abuja. The Duncan, Iker, Schofield biblical theology is flawed in that the LIVING Word of God has become a DEAD Word, with the schismatic bishops absolutizing the historical contexts in which the words of Scripture were written. The many authoritative NT biblical words that sanctioned slavery (Eph. 6:5; Col. 3:22; Titus 2:9; 1 Pet. 2:13-15), devalued women (1 Cor 11; 14:34-35), or encouraged an almost blind obedience to the State (Rom. 13; 1 Pet. 2:13-15) are testimonies… Read more »

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