Stephen Lane Elected on the First Ballot Today as Bishop of Maine

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)TEC Bishops

Posted October 26, 2007 at 2:00 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. azusa wrote:

Is htis godo nesw?

October 26, 2:04 pm | [comment link]
2. Susan Russell wrote:

It is good news.

October 26, 2:39 pm | [comment link]
3. Susan Russell wrote:

Ooops ... premature send syndrome. What I meant to post was:

It is good news for Maine as they gain a great new bishop and bad news for Rochester as they lose an exemplary Canon to the Ordinary.

October 26, 2:40 pm | [comment link]
4. evan miller wrote:

Well, I guess we now know just how good the news really is!

October 26, 3:06 pm | [comment link]
5. Philip Snyder wrote:

Actually, when a bishop (or rector) is elected on the first ballot, it bodes well for that bishop (or rector).  It indicates that (s)he has good backing from both the clergy and laity of the diocese.

Phil Snyder

October 26, 3:41 pm | [comment link]
6. AngCatOne wrote:

Will he let Schori consecrate him?

October 26, 4:52 pm | [comment link]
7. Chip Johnson, cj wrote:

Seems to me I remember that Mark Lawrence was also elected on the first ballot…twice…we shall see.

October 26, 5:26 pm | [comment link]
8. dpchalk+ wrote:

Mr. Lane is a run-of-the-mill liberal, so he’ll be easily replaced in Rochester and things won’t change in Maine…

October 26, 5:32 pm | [comment link]
9. Sarah1 wrote:

dpchalk . . . so true.

A net zero either way.  Maine remains the same.

October 26, 7:12 pm | [comment link]
10. franksta wrote:

The reign in Maine is plainly that of Lane.

October 26, 7:23 pm | [comment link]
11. scaevola wrote:

dpchalk+ (#8) has pretty much pegged it.  Don’t expect much change in Maine.  OF COURSE +KJS will consecrate.  No one one with scruples on that count would have made it to the ballot.  But I think it is good for Maine and her next bishop that there was such strong support in both orders.  The Lord might have some surprises for us.

October 27, 6:25 am | [comment link]
12. Larry Morse wrote:

Maine hs two distinct cultures. The one that goes to TEC is made up of academics of all sorts and outtastaters, as they are called, who have moved here because they want all that Maine has to offer, only all the time, not just as touristas. The natives have a very different view of TEC’s posture, but their attitude is, as it always has been “Don’t get in my face and I won’t get in yours.” So the TECy’s continue their far left course, and Maine, as it becomes increasingly made up of furriners, increasingly becomes left wing. The religion itself has no effect on the state, but the increase of foreigners, who increasingly control the towns’ operations and cultures, has a powerful effect. But there is another force at work here: As the Outsiders settle in,they increasingly see the commercialization of the natural world, as very bad indeed, and they will become more conservative because the very world they came to seek and which they have suborned by the values they brought with them, will be corroded before their very eyes. They will respond conservatively because they wish to conserve, and their left wing-ness will begin to be altered. Their are complex forces here whose end cannot be foreseen.  LM

October 27, 8:08 am | [comment link]
13. dpchalk+ wrote:

I don’t disagree, Larry (12)—although there are probably more than merely two distinct cultures. However the left leaning policies and politics of ME, NH and VT have been in place for a long, long time. As the locals would say “You can’t get the’a from he’a.”

October 27, 8:29 am | [comment link]
14. Old Soldier wrote:

As one born and raised in Maine, I can attest that Larry #12 has nailed it. dpchalk #13, with regards to the left, most of those folks live in southern Maine which has by far the largest per cent of our population.  Here in northern Maine we are still traditional but that may be changing.

October 27, 9:04 am | [comment link]
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