Read it all. Hat tip to RealReligiousLeft.
Here's an excerpt:
Since Jefferts Schori's election, a number of dioceses have come out and have been critical. A leader in Springfield, Ill., said: "I think the Episcopalian Church is in meltdown. The lowest ebb of our beloved and beleaguered church since perhaps the Civil War if not the American Revolution." "It's predictable," Jefferts Schori said. "People who have been unhappy at the course of the church's direction over the last couple of decades, this is another piece that may offend some. It tells them change is happening whether they are interested in that change or not."
She seems honestly to think that a hardcore liberation theologian and social activist is exactly what the church needs right now, charging into the task of helping the helpless. As laudable as the action itself is, I can't agree that that kind of theology is going to solve anything. Is anyone else a little perturbed by this hard-charging attitude? Is the new policy from 815 going to be: it may offend some, but change is happening whether they are interested in that change or not?