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Richard Kew: A Travesty of Justice in Los Angeles
titusonenine ^ | 3/02/2006 | Kendall Harmon

Posted on 03/02/2006 10:15:51 PM PST by sionnsar

One of the hardest things about this dreadful state of affairs in which we find ourselves in the Episcopal Church today, is to watch godly Christian men and women, whose lives have been totally yielded to the service of the Gospel, being misused and mistreated by those who hold the staff of shepherd of the flock, but seem incapable of acting like a true shepherd. Just this afternoon I heard from my friend, Eddie Gibbs, that he is under imposition in the Diocese of Los Angeles because he is one of the clergy of St. Luke’s Church, La Crescenta, that has decided it in all conscience can no longer remain in ECUSA.

So, here is a man who has faithfully served the global church on several continents for more than four decades as a priest, being inhibited in preparation for eventual deposition. The reason is not heresy or immoral behavior, but because the congregation of which he is part cannot accept the plethora of sub-Christian innovations that the left-leaning leadership of his former diocese believe to be just fine and dandy. Quite honestly, this kind of thing is enough to make the angels weep.

Read it all. As I will continually point out, wise canonical authorities view this as a complete misuse of Canon IV.10. Perhaps because of his unease about exactly this misuse, Bishop Peter Lee tried another approach, but by so doing he ran afoul of a different canon’s language.

Anyone hear any protests about the misuse of canon occurring? Any concern being expressed about the mistreatment of people involved and the clear trampling of due process? The silence is deafening–KSH.

TOPICS: Mainline Protestant

1 posted on 03/02/2006 10:15:53 PM PST by sionnsar
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