Saturday, November 03, 2007
"The More You Tighten Your Grip...
the more star systems will slip through your fingers."
This is merely the latest in a succession of withdrawals by various parishes and dioceses from the Episcopal Church. I find this truly tragic; to watch a denomination with a long and well-regarded history self-destruct is a very difficult thing. I do believe that the TEC leadership has brought this on itself; it's been a long and nasty development and it's a long way from being over. I have no idea what's going to happen next. It's entirely possible that Bp. Duncan will be kicked out of TEC, but at least he'll have the satisfaction of knowing that he made a deliberate choice to support his diocese. Should TEC decide to proceed with their threat to "discipline" (i.e. fire) Bp. Duncan, my take on it is that it will accelerate, not inhibit, the decision of any other congregations or parishes that might be teetering on the brink of deciding to leave.
But, of course, I could be wrong.