Monday, 19 January 2004

ECUSA-related stuff

The Organizing Convocation of the Network of Anglican Communion Dioceses and Parishes today and tomorrow in Plano, Texas. The Convocation sessions will not be open to media or observers, but there will be press briefing or conference each day. Note that this body is not to be confused with the American Anglican Council.

This was front page news in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution today, Rules jettisoned in Episcopal rift over gay bishop. Bishop Neil Alexander of the diocese of Atlanta ‘slammed the conservative coalition’s plans to break church law. “They seem determined to have their way, regardless of what kind of destruction it may cause the church rather than engage in the hard work of reconciliation.”’

Whether the Diocese of Central Florida would join seemed unclear, according to the Orlando Sentinel: Local Episcopalian bishop to convene with conservatives
and Episcopal Church’s Future Uncertain in the Lakeland Ledger.

The BBC reported it tonight: Anti-gay US clergy mulls ‘split’.

Meanwhile, Beliefnet’s Deborah Caldwell interviewed Frank Griswold, Presiding Over Crisis—and Maybe Schism.

Earlier, the Chicago Tribune had reported on the separate South Carolina defection of a parish as A fractured covenant.

And this press release supporting Bishop Johnson of West Tennessee was issued by all the Via Media diocesan groups together.

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Note that this body is not to be confused with the American Anglican Council.

Uh, yeah…right. And the AAC is not to be confused with extremist organizations like The Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD), either.

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. —- “The Wizard of Oz,” L. Frank Baum

Posted by: David Huff at January 20, 2004 02:59 PM