Friday, February 24, 2006

this should be interesting....

The 75th General Convention will be asked for an up-or-down vote on the recent decision by the Executive Council to approve membership for the Episcopal Church in an abortion rights organization.

On Feb. 11, clergy and lay delegates to convention in the Diocese of San Diego asked General Convention, which meets June 13-21 in Columbus, Ohio, “to confirm or deny” the Executive Council decision to join the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) on behalf of the Episcopal Church. That decision was made during a regularly scheduled Jan. 9-12 meeting in Des Moines, Iowa. Although the resolution approved by delegates in San Diego took no position on abortion itself, debate on whether to disassociate from the Executive Council decision is under consideration in at least two other dioceses.

From Canon Harmon.

5 comments:

Father Nelson said...

Looks like I've found a new line in the sand.

dimbo said...

Dear God, this is depressing. What the Hell (pardon the pun) is wrong with the Church?

J-Tron said...

There's more than one resolution that has been put forth to try to undo what Executive Council has done. I think that those of us who feel we have a stake in the matter should let our voices be heard by our deputies.

Mark said...

As I note on my blog today, this is one reason Griswold and Co. won't be able to turn the General Convention into a Fudge Fest. I predict they will find themselves almost forced to wave the red flags of apostasy high whether they want to or not.

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Becca said...

All I can do is "sigh" ... I wish father nelson were right and it was a new line in the sand ... but I fear it is an old one which is being swept off to be seen and affirmed.Ten-fifteen years ago an older priest said to Geoff and me ... well it's your turn to be heard, speak up ... so j-tron is right ... it's time for the next generation of godly leaders (you) to be heard.