A Cathedral Wedding

There are 4 comments on the spectator.org story from Jan 24, 2011, titled A Cathedral Wedding. In it, spectator.org reports that:

The New Year's Day lesbian wedding of an Episcopal seminary president to a high ranking diocesan official has accelerated the long-running controversy over same-sex unions in both the U.S.-based Episcopal Church and the global Anglican Communion ...

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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Jan 24, 2011
from spectator.org

"Ragsdale has been a controversial figure in the 2.1 million-member denomination for both her outspoken affirmation of same-sex 'marriage' and homosexual clergy, as well as her unqualified defense of abortion.

"Nicknamed by conservative critics as "The High Priestess of Abortion" for enthusiastically backing unrestricted abortion rights, Ragsdale formerly chaired the Washington, D.C. based Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) and is a board member of NARAL Pro-Choice America. She came under renewed heavy criticism three years ago for declaring 'abortion is a blessing' while at a rally outside an Alabama abortion clinic ..."

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#2 Jan 24, 2011
Now I know why many Episcopalians are leaving and joining the Catholic Church.

“Ecce! Sic transit gloria mundi”

Since: Oct 10

I See New Jerusalem From Here.

#3 Jan 24, 2011
Let's put things in perspective.

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FROM THE ARTICLE:

The decline of the Episcopal Church in Massachusetts of course reflects the U.S. Episcopal Church's national decline.

from another article posted in this forum:

Top Episcopalian bishop reaches out
Visiting Southeast Texas, former oceanographer is working to mend rifts within church

By JEANNIE KEVER
HOUSTON CHRONICLE
Jan. 23, 2011, 7:42AM

What's behind the growth of Latinos in the Episcopal Church?

A: The popular caricature of the Episcopal Church is white people, maybe rich white people, in the Northeast. That isn't true, if it ever was. The church started there, as a planting of the Church of England during Colonial days, but it has spread west and south and into immigrant groups. The Spanish-speaking part of the church is one of the fastest-growing parts. In addition, the overseas part is growing. The Diocese of Haiti is our largest. The church in Honduras and the church in the Dominican Republican are both growing. We serve people of Hispanic heritage very well because our liturgical framework is familiar, and we seem to be attractive to them because we don't provide ready-made answers to the questions people ask. We encourage people to wrestle with those questions, to come to their own faithful decisions, rather than doing what the church tells them.

from this article:

At least eleven Anglican Primates (heads of national churches) have said they will not attend the annual Anglican Primates meeting January 25-31 in Dublin, due to the inclusion of U.S. Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. Conservative global south primates are increasingly unwilling to affiliate with U.S. Episcopal Church liberalism, especially same-sex unions. The eleven boycotting primates represent about 80 percent of the global Anglican Communion's roughly 80 million members.

from The Anglican Church of Canada:

Regarding the Primates Meeting in Dublin

From Anglican Communion News Service

The Anglican Church of Canada

"It [the Primates' Meeting] is not a decision-making body in that sense. It is a body which issues guidance and indicates direction. It has a lot of moral authority based on the fact that it is composed of Primates but it isn't a body that votes on resolutions, it doesn't have that kind of procedural or constitutional nature."
Mark

Germany

#4 Jan 24, 2011
No Christian can ever accept as moral what God condemns.

ECUSA will continue its steep decline as long as it deviates from is Biblical roots.

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