Comments: Dr Giddings replies

In the diocese of Upper South Carolina there is a very very low-key discontent. Bishop Henderson voted in opposition to the conformation of Robinson but otherwise operates as if it is no big deal. There are people I know that are looking for options but most are going to stay put stating things like “no gay bishop is going to run me off”. An alternative bishop over sight is unlikely here because there are no dissenting parishes so the admiral work of the AAC will have no impact here. The most promising prospect for us is the AMiA. However some orthodox Catholic churches or earlier spin-offs of the Episcopal Church may also make good choices.
Jim Ricket

Posted by Jim Ricket on Wednesday, 17 December 2003 at 3:48 PM GMT

“good” in the sense of BAD

“No dissenting parishes” : doesn’t that remain to be seen? Parishes which are unhappy w/ the national church’s decision(s) may yet balk at schism (as would happen if a foreign bishop were brought in, ala the so-called “Anglican Mission in America”).

“No gay bishop is going to run me off” : well, duh. As if New Hampshire’s +Gene has the least interest in running anyone off, much less someone down in S. Carolina.

“the admiral work of the AAC” : I know this is a typo, yet the image of the Titanic still springs to mind!

Posted by J. Collins Fisher on Thursday, 18 December 2003 at 4:17 AM GMT

8 million overnight - brilliant!

Meanwhile on the ‘billion signatures by Christmas’ campaign we’ve given people the right to opt out of the petition. No-one’s come forward yet.

Posted by Dave on Thursday, 18 December 2003 at 10:11 PM GMT