Skip to comments.Making the Call [ECUSA GC2006]
Posted on 06/09/2006 5:38:16 PM PDT by sionnsar
Francisco Duque-Gomez breaks down on the back stretch:
If a gay or lesbian person is elected bishop on your watch, would you consent to the election?
We need to have in mind that within the Episcopal Church there are conflicting opinions on that subject. In light of that, if the consent for the consecration is sought at General Convention in accordance with the Constitution and Canons, I would abstain from voting and I would follow the majority decision of the General Convention. If the request for consent goes to the hands of the majority of the Standing Committees and the Diocesan Bishops, and the majority of them grant it, I would add mine, always following the majoritarian decision of the Church thus expressed, because I believe that the Presiding Bishop must always shed light on and give witness to the sentiment and the clamor of the Church in general even above his or her own personal opinion.
If a gay or lesbian person is elected bishop on your watch, would you be willing to serve as key consecrator?
Following on the answer to the prior question, if the elected person has followed the established canonical process for that position, and if he or she has the consent from the majority of the Standing Committees and the Diocesan Bishops or from General Convention depending on the situation, as Presiding Bishop and Primate, I will be the key consecrator.
So the Duke's out. Since GenCon's coming up next week, I guess it's time to make an official prediction of the PrezBish race. Bearing in mind my unutterably abysmal Anglican prediction record, this is how I see things shaking out:
OUT OF THE RUNNING
The Rev. Stacy Sauls
The Rev. Edwin Gulick
The Rev. Francisco Duque-Gomez
The Rev. Katharine Jefferts-Schori
The Rev. Charles Jenkins
The Rev. Henry Parsley
THE NEXT PRESIDING BISHOP OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The Rev. J. Neil Alexander
This guy used to be my bishop.
He's a jerk and a heavy-handed authoritarian. He's oh-so-tolerant of everybody that agrees with him, even if their beliefs and behavior are way outside the bounds of Christianity. But let you disagree with HIM . . . and you are dead. He's destroyed two orthodox parishes in Atlanta, and he's working on another one.
The only virtue to his election would be to get him out of Atlanta.
I really despise this man.
Duque-Gomez? Alexander? Who...?
Alexander - the No. 1 choice.
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