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June 20, 2006

New Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church Okays Homosexuality

Topics: Faith

I wonder why the new president would do such a thing, when most Presbyterians believe that homosexuality is counter to Christian teaching?

Oh well, no biggy. But BTW, Can you guess the sex of this ----- person?


Meet Katharine Jefferts Schori, the new Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

However, not everyone's happy about the new Presiding Bishop

:a key conservative bishop responded to the election of Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori by asking the worldwide head of the Anglican Communion for "alternate oversight" under a foreign archbishop who holds the traditional church teaching on homosexuality and female ordination.

... the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, which opposes women's ordination, appealed to Archbishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury for an alternative to Bishop Schori of Nevada, who was chosen Sunday as the denomination's new presiding bishop.

...Their request, for "immediate alternative primatial oversight and pastoral care," asks Archbishop Williams to provide a substitute male archbishop for Fort Worth's 18,000 Episcopalians. If granted, it would be unprecedented in the 70-million-member worldwide Anglican Communion.

...Fort Worth Bishop Jack Leo Iker said that Canterbury had acknowledged receiving his request and that he was confident it would be granted.

..."If a congregation can get a substitute bishop if they have a substitute in the event of a dispute with their diocesan bishop, why can't a diocese?" he said in an interview. The choice of Bishop Schori to head the U.S. church "was an in-your-face gesture to the entire Anglican Communion."

...Because Bishop Schori never worked as a parish priest and has been a bishop only since 2001, he said, "We were very much surprised" by her election.

"Of all the women bishops they could've elected, she was the least electable."

P.S. Not wanting to be judgemental, I won't say I can see why the new Presiding Bishop would say that homosexuality is cool!

Posted by Abdul at June 20, 2006 7:14 AM

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