Dan Martins: Repeating Lies Does Not Add Up to Truth

Posted by Kendall Harmon

From Episcopal Life's coverage of today's proceedings in San Joaquin:

Jefferts Schori had told the participants earlier that the convention had been called because Bishop John-David Schofield had been deposed or removed from his diocesan seat after having abandoned the communion of the Episcopal Church, and because the Standing Committee removed because it took actions "which violated their ability to hold office in this church."

The first count is debatable, since the deposition of Bishop Schofield was canonically flawed--a reality clearly evident to any rational and literate person--and the second count is simply a lie. I hate to make such a bald statement, but there's no way around it. If the Standing Committee took any such disqualifying action, no one has yet named it. Quite the contrary, they took actions which clearly demonstrated their intention to act as the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese.

Read it all.

Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)TEC ConflictsTEC Conflicts: San Joaquin

Posted March 30, 2008 at 3:37 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Jeffersonian wrote:

No, I think what the Presiding Bishop is going for here isn’t truth, but factoidsomething fictitious or unsubstantiated that is presented as fact, devised esp. to gain publicity and accepted because of constant repetition.

Edited slightly—ed..

March 30, 3:53 pm | [comment link]
2. dwstroudmd+ wrote:

The ECUSA/TEC/GCC is now in the Babel-ed stage of THAT HIDEOUS STRENGTH.  Witherspoon is female and dressed as a bishop but clearly the same.  The disarticulated head is Beers.  The “society” of Belbury shall soon devour one another.  And the N.I.C.E shall end apocalyptically.

March 30, 5:03 pm | [comment link]
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