Tuesday, November 06, 2007

On the IRD

From Talk2Action:
The Episcopal Church is getting tough with an openly schismatic bishop who has been one of the Akinola Anglicans cheered and supported by the neoconservative Institute on Religion and Democracy. Similarly, local breakaway parishes are discovering that they can leave the church, but they can't take it with them. (For those who are not familiar, Nigerian Anglican Archbishop Peter Akinola is a rightwing, vehemently antigay prelate with whom a number of renegade American Episcopal churches are affiliating.)

The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Katharine Jefferts Schori warned Pittsburgh Bishop Robert W. Duncan Jr. that he would face civil suits and possible expulsion as bishop if a proposed resolution enabling the diocese to leave the denomination passed during a diocesan convention the other day. But he and the Anglican confederates voted to secede anyway.


Blogger Craig Goodrich said...

Lisa, with all due respect, your choice of headlines here seems even odder than some of ENS' howlers. This doesn't say much at all about the IRD; it seems to be much more about +Akinola and the conflict between Dio Pittsburgh and 815. And if the identification of the IRD with +Akinola is meant to discredit one of them, it's not real clear which one is supposed to be discredited by association. Or is the term "neoconservative" intended to discredit both? Or "rightwing"? Or "antigay"?

This piece is very confusing.

11/11/2007 1:10 AM  

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