TLC Editorial: Lent and Lawsuits

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Bishop Lawrence did raise questions about the appropriateness of a hostile legal probe occurring within his diocese, and noted that he has not heard from the Presiding Bishop regarding this probe.

But he also explained the deeper motivation of his decision to delay the diocese’s convention for three weeks: “This is not a time for precipitous action; nor is it a time for congregations or members to strike out in unilateral directions destructive to the common life and witness God has called us to make in the world and the Church.”

If this is a bishop willfully disregarding the rights of Episcopalians within his diocese, he has a strange way of showing it. No: What Bishop Lawrence is disregarding is the Presiding Bishop’s lawsuit-happy response to any congregation that votes itself out of affiliation with the Episcopal Church.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts SchoriTEC BishopsTEC Conflicts* Culture-WatchLaw & Legal Issues* South Carolina

3 Comments
Posted February 26, 2010 at 12:03 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. evan miller wrote:

Please keep Bishop Lawrence, by name, and his diocese in your daily prayers.

February 26, 1:20 pm | [comment link]
2. MarkABrown wrote:

The Lord might “... inspire a congregation to set out, like Moses, in a quest for the Promised Land”, but He might also direct a congregation to stand firm and preserve the holiness of holy ground.

Mark Brown
San Angelo, Texas
February 26, 2010

February 26, 8:37 pm | [comment link]
3. Sarah wrote:

MarkABrown, I completely agree.  Hooray for the parishes which have chosen not to hand over church property for their bishops to ape the Christian faith and lure the unchurched into a fraud.

February 26, 10:59 pm | [comment link]
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