Skip to comments.Diocese of LA Passes Resolution Defying B033
Posted on 12/02/2006 10:13:01 AM PST by sionnsar
Passed Friday, December 1, at the diocese's convention in Riverside:
Resolved, that the One Hundred and Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Los Angeles voices protest and disagreement with Resolution B033 of the Seventy-Fifth General Convention of the Episcopal Church as inconsistent with both Title III, Canon 1, Section 2 of the Constitution and Canons for the Government of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America and our baptismal covenant to love and respect the dignity of every human being; and be it further
Resolved, that the One Hundred and Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Los Angeles repent of the continuing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people that B033 encourages and authorizes and reaffirms the full inclusion of all sisters and brothers in Christ, regardless of sexual orientation, into all areas of the life of the Church; and be it further
Resolved, that the One Hundred and Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Los Angeles call upon the Bishops and Standing Committee of this Diocese to uphold canon law in both letter and spirit when considering consents to the consecrations of new bishops.
Hm. "Orientation" was never the issue...
Translation: Now that the canons have been changed to suit our previous disobedience, we insist the new canons be obeyed.
Goes well with your yesterdays post...
So if absolutely anyone asked to be an Episcopal bishop, wouldn't it be non-inclusive to deny that person no matter what their personal qualifications, beliefs or behavior?
Yup. I think Bill Boniface has called it pretty well.
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