Skip to comments.Breaking: Resolution A161 voted down
Posted on 06/20/2006 12:58:47 PM PDT by sionnsar
Resolved, the House of ______ concurring, That the 75th General Convention of TEC regrets the extent to which we have, by action and inaction, contributed to strains on communion and caused deep offense to many faithful Anglican Christians as we consented to the consecration of a bishop living openly in a same gender union. Accordingly we are obliged to urge nominating committees, electing conventions, Standing Committees, and bishops with jurisdiction to refrain from the nomination, election, consent to any bishop whose manner of life presents a challenge to the wider church and will lead to further strains on communion and be it further
Resolved that this General Convention not proceed to develop or authorize Rites for the Blessing of same sex unions at this time, thereby concurring with the WR in its exhortation to bishops of the Anglican Communion to honor the primates pastoral letter of May 2003, and be it further
Resolved that this General Convention affirm the need to maintain a breadth of responses to situations of individual pastoral care for gay and lesbian Christians in this church; and be it further
Resolved that this General Convention apologize to those gay and lesbian Episcopalians and their supporters hurt by these decisions.
is voted down in the House of Deputies.
Will any ECUSA bishops actually leave now? Or will there be more meetings, commissions, studies, reports, protests, etc?
More sound and fury signifying nothing?
Nope. They're applying for alternative oversight instead.
1533: accommodate the king's sinful marriage
2006: accommodate the queens' sinful marriage
Maybe the ABC will actually get around to granting alternative oversight at the NEXT Lambeth decennial (in the year 2018). One mustn't rush these things, you know.
The Global South will almost certainly issue a "them or us" ultimatum.
The Anglican Communion is essentially the last vestige of the British Empire, and the Queen has a strong interest in keeping that, at least, together ... so I think the ABC, despite his personal preferences, will side with the Africans.
No clarity there. It ain't over 'til it's over...you know that. My guess is that the liberal wordsmiths on the committee will go back to the table & give this resolution a good, quick spin & then they'll bring it back up again for a vote. That could happen a half-dozen times before the the close of General Convention tomorrow. They may manage to pass some something that vaguely resembles expression of "regret" - but NEVER repentence & NEVER a moratorium on more homosexual consecrations or same-sex blessings. The could also simply let the clock run out before passing any response at all to the Windsor Report. Now THAT would be clarity, I think. ECUSA has already poked a thumb in the eye of the Global South Primates with Schori's election. Might as well poke them in the other eye by failing to respond to Windsor, too.
BWA HA HA HA HA HA (in a not-so-funny way ..)
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