Another (longish) AP article on The Episcopal Church’s South Carolina Investigation

Posted by Kendall Harmon

After years of controversy over Episcopal Church policy of ordaining gays and sanctioning same-sex unions, the conservative bishop of one of the oldest dioceses in the United States finds himself the focus of a rare investigation to determine whether he has abandoned the church.

A church disciplinary board is investigating Mark Lawrence, the bishop of the Diocese of South Carolina, based on information passed to the national church from parishioners in the diocese.

Read it all.

Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)TEC BishopsTEC ConflictsTEC Conflicts: South CarolinaTEC Polity & Canons* South Carolina

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Posted October 16, 2011 at 6:30 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Ralph wrote:

Many conservative Episcopalians believe Scripture forbids same-sex relationships.

There’s that “relationship” language again. Sigh.

Scripture forbids sex between men, and sex between women.

Non-sexual relationships are fine.

October 16, 8:05 pm | [comment link]
2. Bookworm(God keep Snarkster) wrote:

Well, the Greek scholars can correct me if I’m wrong, but fornication is also included under “porneia” so man-woman relations outside of marriage would also be forbidden.  Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just the LGBTQIABCers who are getting “picked on” or are expected to adhere to said Biblical standard.

October 17, 9:56 am | [comment link]
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