Live Twitter Feed (one of them) on the current House of Bishops debate on Same Sex Liturgies

Posted by Kendall Harmon

You can find it here.

Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)General Convention --Gen. Con. 2012TEC BishopsSexuality Debate (in Anglican Communion)Same-sex blessings

Posted July 9, 2012 at 4:25 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Michael S. Mills wrote:

I find this one particularly disturbing:  “Question about bps. turning this into marriage rite. Bp. Smith defers to Ely. Will be adaptation in states with marriage equality.”  I believe that means that the bishops are considering (intending?) that the rite will be modified to a marriage rite in those states that allow same-sex marriages.  I don’t know that such is in the text of the proposed rite, and seems to suggest that each diocese can do what they want with prayer book revisions.

July 9, 6:10 pm | [comment link]
2. Michael S. Mills wrote:

“Sauls: 50 years ago, TEC allowed theological exception so divorced people could remarry. This is the same.”  I wonder if he is right?  I think the provisions for allowing divorced persons to remarry under certain circumstances were better analyzed and discussed, but that doesn’t mean that they were better decided.

July 9, 6:13 pm | [comment link]
3. c.r.seitz wrote:

#3 Also, here we learn that a supermajority was not needed anyway. It isn’t a trial rite and so is immune from Art. X. TEC now has rites they just make up, assure they can be adapted as you indicate in #1, sit alongside BCP but don’t require anything except a vote, and Bishops get to choose (for now). So much for a church with Common Prayer. The BCP is now as good as a blank etch-a-sketch.

July 9, 6:40 pm | [comment link]
4. Karen B. wrote:

Thanks for linking this Kendall.  Very helpful tweeting from Jim Naughton for someone like me who is just glancing in and trying to get a sense of what happened and snippets of what various bishops said. 

Anyone else note his very disparaging comment about +Mark Lawrence - something about “being lost in the high sierra” ????  wonder what on earth THAT snarky comment was about?!  Sad.  Truly sad.

July 9, 7:04 pm | [comment link]
5. BlueOntario wrote:

“PB: we act in humility” Ain’t shovels enough in this world to deal with that statement, for true humility would not bring anyone to this point.

July 9, 10:15 pm | [comment link]
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