Skip to comments.Diocese of Florida: Episcopal bishop done with gay feud
Posted on 05/22/2005 2:41:14 PM PDT by sionnsar
LIVE OAK (5/21/2005)--Northeast Florida Episcopalians rejected on Saturday moves by conservatives to distance their diocese from the Episcopal Church USA after Bishop John Howard declared his flock will no longer be distracted by the homosexuality controversy that has consumed its energies for nearly two years.
Conservatives watched in dismay as the resolutions and candidates they supported were roundly defeated during the 162nd convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida. Some speculated the outcome could be the final straw for those who are upset their denomination elected an openly gay bishop in 2003. ...
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Oh, have I seen this "play" before -- in the San Francisco Bay Area, and in Texas, and in other areas of the country -- quite a number of years ago. It's a very sad play. But conservatives will leave these particular churches. It's only a matter of time. After the 1978 prayerbook horror, I watched the Episcopalian churches decline in numbers, to be replaced by those with even more radical ideas than "mere" gay marriage. What passes for service in San Francisco Grace Cathedral, and in Episcopalian churches throughout Marin county, simply cannot be believed by many in the other parishes. Years ago, I explained to a Lutheran friend about these "secular" advancements in the church. So, he decided to visit Grace Cathedral. He called me soon afterwards.. asking me... "When did the Episcopalian Church begin the practice of huge Chinese Horoscopic hangings in the Narthex? And when did Lesbians performing a worship dance during the offeratory begin?
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