(The State) Lowcountry S.C.congregations wrestle with whether to stay or go

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Some Lowcountry Episcopal congregations are still unsure if they will...[choose to reaffiliate] with the national Episcopal church or [stay with]... Episcopal Bishop Mark Lawrence....

Meanwhile, the presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, said she will come to Charleston on Jan. 25-26 to preside over a convention to elect a provisional bishop to replace Lawrence, who pulled out of the national church last month, taking a majority of the congregations of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina with him. Lawrence has been outspoken in his opposition to same sex blessings and contends the national church has lost its theological way.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)Presiding Bishop TEC ConflictsTEC Conflicts: South Carolina* Christian Life / Church LifeParish Ministry* Theology

Posted December 11, 2012 at 7:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. MichaelA wrote:

“Bishop W. Andrew Waldo, the leader of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina, which represents Episcopalians in the Midlands and upper South Carolina, also has weighed in with an Advent pastoral letter to his congregation lamenting the schism.”
No doubt he is nervous because many of his own parishioners are conservative on this issue and yet he also has to keep Katie Schori and +Sauls happy.  He is caught between a rock and a hard place, and it is difficult to feel much sympathy for him.

December 11, 7:10 pm | [comment link]
2. MichaelA wrote:

Good to see, yet again, relatively fair reporting by the secular media - much fairer than one usually gets from liberal christians!

December 11, 7:11 pm | [comment link]
3. montanan wrote:

Isn’t this a song…?  See here.

The best line, of course, is:

If I go there will be trouble,
And if I stay it will be double.


Hmmmmm - who knew The Clash were amongst the orthodox?

December 12, 1:33 am | [comment link]
4. MichaelA wrote:

Clash know what to do if theres a bit of bovver see?  They’ll face this phony bogue Schori

December 12, 6:31 pm | [comment link]
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