115 Bishops to discuss Same-Sex Relationships

Mar 16, 2010 | Posted by: Selecia Jones- JAX FL | Full story: ecusa.anglican.org

A discussion of same-gender relationships will be on the agenda when more than 115 bishops of the Episcopal Church gather March 19-24 for their spring retreat meeting in Camp Allen, Texas.

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"This is meant to be a contribution to the church's discernment and to the Listening Process going on in the Anglican Communion about these matters," Parsley said. "

Who is he kidding? The listening process ended a long time ago. TEC is performing same-sex blessings and is about to consecrate its second homosexual bishop.

The listening process is a farce and bides time as TEC enacts its agenda.

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Think Again wrote:
"This is meant to be a contribution to the church's discernment and to the Listening Process going on in the Anglican Communion about these matters," Parsley said. "
Who is he kidding? The listening process ended a long time ago. TEC is performing same-sex blessings and is about to consecrate its second homosexual bishop.
The listening process is a farce and bides time as TEC enacts its agenda.
The listening process is not a farce and did not end at all. In fact, the listening process ir all the more significant in terms of understanding on both sides of the issue of ordaining homosexuals to the priesthood.

It is substantially increased by the ordination of Glasspool to the Episcopate.

Sure, there is a lot of shouting going on. But, there is much more, quiet and reasoned discussion and listening going on than there is shouting.

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RevKen wrote:
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The listening process is not a farce and did not end at all. In fact, the listening process ir all the more significant in terms of understanding on both sides of the issue of ordaining homosexuals to the priesthood.
It is substantially increased by the ordination of Glasspool to the Episcopate.
Sure, there is a lot of shouting going on. But, there is much more, quiet and reasoned discussion and listening going on than there is shouting.
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You have got to be kidding, right? TEC snubbed it nose at the rest of the AC by acting, not LISTENING. Listening is a two way endeavor. TEC has failed to listen to the AC time and time again. If it has listened as I know you will contend, it has ignored what it has heard.

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You have got to be kidding, right? TEC snubbed it nose at the rest of the AC by acting, not LISTENING. Listening is a two way endeavor. TEC has failed to listen to the AC time and time again. If it has listened as I know you will contend, it has ignored what it has heard.
You are correct in part of your analysis, TA.

TEC has neither failed to listen, nor has it ignored the Anglican Communion of which it is a part. But, I don't think that you have grasped the fact that each part of the Communion, each Church within the Communion is allowed an unequivocal independence to follow in discipleship of the Lord. No other part or group of parts can dictate theology or polity to another.

But, as you say, TEC has acted. You say that such action is a snub. No. It is not a snub. But, yes, it is a very deliberate action which has originated out of the Diocese which has chosen Glasspool. The requirement is that each member of the House of Bishops is to come to their own independent discernment as to whether or not she is to be confirmed or denied the office.

Then, a vote is taken and the majority rules.

You seem to think that the act of genuine listening means the acceptance of the other's point of view. It does not.

You can holler all you want, TA. But, you are not part of the process.

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You are correct in part of your analysis, TA.
I am correct in all of it.
RevKen wrote:
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TEC has neither failed to listen, nor has it ignored the Anglican Communion of which it is a part. But, I don't think that you have grasped the fact that each part of the Communion, each Church within the Communion is allowed an unequivocal independence to follow in discipleship of the Lord. No other part or group of parts can dictate theology or polity to another.
I understand completely how the AC works. Essentially it is a group of individual provinces loosely formed into a relationship (communion) with one another. Each is responsible for its own governance.
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But, as you say, TEC has acted. You say that such action is a snub. No. It is not a snub. But, yes, it is a very deliberate action which has originated out of the Diocese which has chosen Glasspool. The requirement is that each member of the House of Bishops is to come to their own independent discernment as to whether or not she is to be confirmed or denied the office.
It was a snub. Even TECís biggest ally, Rowan Williams, asked for gracious restraint. This restraint was not granted as the election results proved.
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Then, a vote is taken and the majority rules.
You seem to think that the act of genuine listening means the acceptance of the other's point of view. It does not.
The act of listening means to genuinely listen to otherís views. What you describe is TECís method of listening. Accept our (TECís) views or leave. You seem to love a majority rule except in cases where the majority of a diocese or parish votes to leave TEC and take their property. Then, not so much.
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You can holler all you want, TA. But, you are not part of the process.
KGC
I am not hollering. I am happy that clarity has finally arrived for the world to see. The sooner the Episcopagenlians are exposed for preaching a false gospel the better.

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You are correct in part of your analysis, TA.
TEC has neither failed to listen, nor has it ignored the Anglican Communion of which it is a part. But, I don't think that you have grasped the fact that each part of the Communion, each Church within the Communion is allowed an unequivocal independence to follow in discipleship of the Lord. No other part or group of parts can dictate theology or polity to another.
But, as you say, TEC has acted. You say that such action is a snub. No. It is not a snub. But, yes, it is a very deliberate action which has originated out of the Diocese which has chosen Glasspool. The requirement is that each member of the House of Bishops is to come to their own independent discernment as to whether or not she is to be confirmed or denied the office.
Then, a vote is taken and the majority rules.
You seem to think that the act of genuine listening means the acceptance of the other's point of view. It does not.
You can holler all you want, TA. But, you are not part of the process.
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Think Again wrote:
"This is meant to be a contribution to the church's discernment and to the Listening Process going on in the Anglican Communion about these matters," Parsley said. "
Who is he kidding? The listening process ended a long time ago. TEC is performing same-sex blessings and is about to consecrate its second homosexual bishop.
The listening process is a farce and bides time as TEC enacts its agenda.
Yes just as the Lord said. There would be the multitude of false teachers preaching the doctrine of devils.

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Yes just as the Lord said. There would be the multitude of false teachers preaching the doctrine of devils.
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