Skip to comments.Gay Lobby Owns General Convention 2009 [TEC]
Posted on 06/30/2006 7:37:29 PM PDT by sionnsar
Im going to get off Newark soon, but Louie Crew keeps giving me stuff to work with. He has reset his General Convevtion clock to the 2009 meeting. For those of you hoping to get some great advanced travel deals, it is 1107 days away.
And its in Anaheim. Yes, Disneyland! Perfect! In fact a map on the Convention Center website puts the meeting place adjacent to the fantasy park. General Convention 2006 was a fantasy land. The one in three years will be worse.
The elite of the Episcopal Churchthe senate of bishops and the house of choice Deputies imagine themselves to be a slice of the real Episcopal Church. But realize that the four clergy and four laypeople elected out of the tens of thousands of Episcopal church people in a diocese are almost all convention veterans or diocese insiders or big players. The election process for Deputies is fairly heartless. The auto mechanic or homemaker without a string of church credentials would have a slim chance of being elected on a platform of a fresh voice.
A neutral observer of GC2006 would have to admit that the gay lobby owns the event. Never again will an attempt be mounted to back away from full-bore affirmation of the gay position. Any effort to raise the question of Scripture is despised by the majority.
And after watching their people get thrown under the steamroller of Do it for Kate, gay leaders will be armed and dug in in 2009.
I wont be running for Deputy to General Convention 2009. It would ruin the experience of Disneyland.
And I dare say that the Episcopal Church will look very different in three years. The leaders of classic Christianity wont be at GC. The so-called center of General Convention (which is NOT the center of the Episcopal Church) better get used to their new masters.
Will it be held during "Gay Days"?
A few days ago this news would have tied my stomach in a knot. Today it just makes me chuckle...San Joaquin is OUT! Yeah! See ya Lutabel!!
PS. News just in that the Springfield Diocese is out, too. That makes SIX and more are expected to follow!
(pardon me while I gloat ;-)
Perhaps someday soon (with the help of Bp.Minns) we'll join "common cause" with CK.
I doubt there will be another General Convention.
My prediction is that what is left of the Episcopal Church after the dust and the lawsuits settle will be absorbed into the gay Metropolitan Community Church, which will then merge with the remainder of the United Church of Christ, with a resulting total membership of approximately 500,000 and headquarters at the former Grace Cathdral in San Francisco, renamed the Cathedral of Mother Jesus of the Transgenderation.
When you're posting on a thread where homosexuality is part of the topic, a comment like "San Joaquin is OUT!" can make one pause.
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