Comments: ECUSA: press reports

"We strongly affirm our desire for the Episcopal Church to remain a constituent member of the Anglican Communion, and we recognize that the gift of communion requires generosity and restraint on the part of all...

The report, which will be completed and issued early in April, affirms our commitment to the Anglican Communion, and will include a number of resolutions to be proposed for consideration by the General Convention."

:::me so nervous::: :-/

[Checking condition of my "life-jacket" (relationship w/ Christ), in case we LGBTs should get pitched over the side of the boat...]

Posted by J. C. Fisher at Thursday, 23 March 2006 at 5:59pm GMT

J. C.: The relationship with Christ is in fact the whole boat; neither you nor any GLBT Christian should have to settle for a life jacket.

Seriously, while I imagine the General Convention will struggle to find moderate and centrist language, I don't expect anyone to be cast out. Some may, in dissatisfaction with that, may leave; but I don't expect anyone to be cast out.

Posted by Marshall Scott at Thursday, 23 March 2006 at 7:21pm GMT

Marshall, if by "restraint" GC decides to *RESTRAIN LGBT PERSONS* (from consecrations or blessings of our unions), then I would consider that "being pitched" (which is not to say I would leave---because, unlike so-called "reasserters", I believe that any mistakes GC does, GC can *undo*. Still... :-( )

[*NB: in comparison to a (mere) "life-jacket", I meant my *individual/personal relationship to Christ*. While that's a very significant---in my more evangelical moments, I'd say "essential"---thing, nevertheless, I still believe that "one Christian is no Christian". I can't settle for one-on-one, I need the *whole* Body of Christ. As much as I love Anglicanism, it's not inconceivable that I, like MerseyMike, might eventually look elsewhere :-/]

Posted by J. C. Fisher at Friday, 24 March 2006 at 3:21am GMT

J. C.:

I have also thought about those circumstances under which I might have to leave ECUSA for more liberal pastures - and this with a pension in the balance. I'm praying it doesn't go whether either of us would have to do so.

Posted by Marshall Scott at Friday, 24 March 2006 at 7:53pm GMT
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