Skip to comments.The Other Is Never Wrong
Posted on 06/15/2006 12:35:47 PM PDT by siunevada
The Episcopal Church's fight over gay marriage and its strained relations with a sizeable swath of the Anglican Communion will dominate the headlines for yet another General Convention.
That, I'm afraid, is old news. The battle's been decided, only a matter of when, not if, same-sex ceremonies receive the national church's imprimatur. For the meantime, American bishops will continue to offer bafflegab (pluriform truth, I believe the Presiding Bishop calls it) and expressions of "regret" to the outraged Anglicans of Africa and Asia.
Reading through the resolutions and reports for this year's triennial convention, which opened Tuesday and concludes June 21, something else struck me. I could say politics struts center stage in Columbus, Ohio, or that nothing seems to stand outside of ECUSA's competence. In Olympian fashion, resolutions and reports call for an end to global poverty, Israel to halt its "occupation" and stop oppressing the Palestinians, full civil rights for same-sex couples, making it easier to cast a ballot for President of the United States than to write a check at the Piggly Wiggly, support for sustainable agriculture, the elimination of racism, and waging peace in Iraq.
But there's more here than a laundry list of left-of-center policy initiatives. An ideological glue holds the pronouncements together.
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R. Andrew Newman, a freelance journalist in western Nebraska, has also written for National Review and the Weekly Standard, among other publications.
"Poaching on your territory" Ping.
And to think, the Episcopal Church was once jocularly referred to as the Republican party at prayer!
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*Well, that was then and this is now. Today, for that to be true, Lowell Wicker would have to be a Bishop.
From "Connecticut Commentary" blog...Weicker is pretty much the antitheses of a party guy, famously having denominated himself The turd in the Republican Party punch bowl.
Red this article carefully. It is correct in all particulars. The Bible has become less a determinant of Doctrine than the "face of the Other".
This is straight Derrida.
The Episcopalian Chruch has been taken over by the worst of the relativist philosophers.
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