From a letter to the editor in the local paper:
As a 74-year-old lifetime Episcopalian, I am totally disappointed in the direction of our church. For years I've prayed for our local and national church and for Presiding Bishop Katharine [Jefferts] Schori. Like many other national churches they have been taught God winks at sin.
The 39 articles of religion clearly teach that the positions of the national church are wrong. I am personally a "grace Christian," but clearly God does take sin seriously.
God's will is perfect. We all need forgiveness of sin, and all are called to be new creations.
Repentence and revival is the only hope of the national Episcopal Church.
I will continue to pray for my Bishop Mark Lawrence and hope and pray for a spiritual awakening in the national Episcopal Church.
Jack Cranwell Charleston
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