For SC Episcopalians, a break from lifelong homes

There are 3 comments on the Jan 11, 2013, www.the-daily-record.com story titled For SC Episcopalians, a break from lifelong homes. In it, www.the-daily-record.com reports that:

Beyond the headlines, the story of the Diocese of South Carolina's split from the national Episcopal church is the story of people like Rebecca Lovelace.

For most of her 64 years, she worshipped at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in this quiet farming town and bedroom community about a dozen miles from the high-rise condominiums of Myrtle Beach.

That was until about three months ago, when Lovelace and a small group of other parishioners decided they could not go along when their church followed the Diocese of South Carolina in breaking ties with the national church over ordination of gays and other issues ...

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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Jan 11, 2013
from the-daily-record:

"One expert likened the fight to the final days of the Civil War: a lingering skirmish after years of controversy among Episcopalians that will have little effect on the national church.

"'At Appomattox, Grant and Lee signed the final surrender but there were places where the fighting went on for months. The news didn't reach Arkansas and Texas the war was over. I think in South Carolina you are seeing something like that,' said Frank Kirkpatrick a professor of religion at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., and author of 'The Episcopal Church in Crisis: How Sex, the Bible and Authority are Dividing the Faithful.'

"He estimates perhaps 5 percent of Episcopalians nationally may have left the church in recent years because of the theological disputes. He says that figure is likely less than 8 percent if one includes those who simply stopped attending services, but didn't formally leave."

However, their informal absence is indicated in a diminshed Plate & Pledge.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#3 Jan 11, 2013
James Aist wrote:
At the heart of the so-called “Gay Theology”, is the claim that the Bible does not condemn homosexual acts that occur within the context of loving, committed, enduring homosexual relationships ...
As if the Bible doesn't also condemn adultery if its within the context of loving, committed, relationships.
Grazie

Mount Pleasant, SC

#4 Jan 19, 2013
I hope you all know; that you will not inherit the Kingdom of Heaven,
by being gay.
It says so in the Bible and I know it's not a typo.

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