The ECUSA (now called the Episcopal Church) has elected Katharine Jefferts Schori (two last names!) as their new Presiding Bishop, thumbing their nose at the believers who remain and much of the Anglican Communion. Expect it to be hailed as yet another victory in the ongoing war against God’s wor… er, prejedice and intolerance. Those innovators not accepting this latest blow for apostasy will be seen as “having a problem with women.” Nay, wait, a problem with “strong women.” Yes, that’s more like it. Our local radio station has already hailed it as historic – the first denom headed by a woman.
It’s been argued that many conservatives in the Episcopal Church are really just 1970s latitudinarians. Happy enough with the modern innovations such as women priests, annihilationism, etc., they aren’t ready for homosexuals in the pulpit. Dabney’s comment that 19th century conservatism was “the shadow that follows radicalism as it moves forward to perdition” comes to mind.
“And some things that should not have been forgotten, were lost.” But is it lost? God only knows. Perhaps if the communion splits and the blatantly apostate go on their sorry way, old truths will roar back and traditional Episcopalianism will return to America.