An Anglican Ink Article on the Presiding Bishop’s recent sermon in South Carolina

Posted by Kendall Harmon

A spokesman for Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has denied suggestions that her sermon denouncing as terrorists and murderers those who did not share her views on the polity of the Episcopal Church was directed at Bishop Mark J. Lawrence or the members of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina.

Speaking to national church loyalists at a special convention held 26 Jan 2013 at Grace Church in Charleston, Bishop Jefferts Schori characterized her opponents as “wolves” and false shepherds....

Bishop Lawrence told AI the presiding bishop’s remarks were unhelpful.

“One of the things I said to the Presiding Bishop when last we spoke is that if she and I could refrain from demonizing one another, regardless of what others around us are saying, we might get somewhere. Based on the words and argument of her recent sermon for the New TEC Diocese in South Carolina, I guess she wasn’t able to do it,” Bishop Lawrence said.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)Presiding Bishop TEC ConflictsTEC Conflicts: South Carolina* Christian Life / Church LifeParish MinistryPreaching / Homiletics* TheologyEthics / Moral TheologyPastoral Theology

Posted January 29, 2013 at 7:00 pm

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1. New Reformation Advocate wrote:

Elves, please check the link, which isn’t working properly.

David Handy+

[Thanks, link is now fixed - Elf]

January 30, 1:34 pm | [comment link]
2. drummie wrote:

Jefferts Schori characterized her opponents as “wolves” and false shepherds..Boy now THAT is rich.

January 30, 6:53 pm | [comment link]
3. Cennydd13 wrote:

Yeah, and look at who’s calling the kettle black!  Careful, Kate…...your true character is telling on you.

January 30, 11:45 pm | [comment link]

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