Sunday, February 1, 2004
Episcopal schism watch, continued.
How is the schism faring? Not so well in North Carolina ("Diocese rebuffs dissenters," Raleigh News) or Virginia ("Virginia Episcopalians avert split over gay bishop," Washington Post). Some valuable advice from the bishop of Virginia: "If you must make a choice between heresy and schism, always choose heresy" (Washington Times).
In northern Florida, the Episcopal diocese voted against joining the quasi-schismatic Network of the Anglican Communion Dioceses and Parishes, but its new bishop vows not to ordain "fornicators" or sexually active gay people or to bless same-sex unions (Miami Herald). However, one central Florida congregation bailed out of the denomination, giving up its building and properties and casting its lot with the Anglican Mission in America.
Copyright © 2004 by Philocrites | Posted 1 February 2004 at 1:01 PM