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A Break from Reality February 28, 2007

Posted by Jim Satterfield in Politics, Religion.

 The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church has a bit of a problem with reality. She thinks that it’s possible for theological fundamentalists to compromise. Time reports on her live webcast where she says that the American church should agree to the demands issued from the meeting of church officials in Tanzania. Everyone should calm down and be patient.

“If we can lower the emotional reactivity in the midst of this current controversy, we just might be able to find a way to live together.” 

 Really? How? The rest of the Anglican Communion outside of the U.S. and parts of Europe is so conservative that they still hold a grudge because of the ordination of women, which occurred decades ago. How patient are the gay members of the Episcopal Church supposed to be before they simply abandon the church, recognizing that patience means that bigotry will be compromised with for the rest of their lifetime?

The article also reported this:

Asked whether she was abandoning gay and lesbian Christians, Jefferts Schori said, “My view hasn’t changed, but I’m called to be pastor to the whole church.” 

In other words her personal views haven’t changed but she has abandoned them for the sake of unity with the “conservatives”. I’m sorry but I consider compromising with fundamentalist bigotry to be a very bad idea but if you’re going to do it don’t you owe it to the people you’re betraying to be honest with them?



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