So How Is The Inclusive, Open-Minded Left Coast Doing With 815’s New Gospel?
Augering into the ground.
This is the most left-wing part of the nation. The most liberal. The most gay-friendly.
When you see these devastating losses—recalling that many of the losses for those dioceses which have merely lost parishes have not yet been counted on the church stats pages—you just realize that if the liberal activist 815 gospel can’t get off the ground in California, it’s just not going to make it anywhere.
The numbers are simply staggering.
In California, we have an ASA drop from its highest in 2001 of around 11,500 to its current ASA of around 8700.
In El Camino Real, we have an ASA drop from its highest in 2000 of around 6500 to its current ASA of around 4600.
In Los Angeles, we have an ASA drop from its highest in 2002 of around 23,500 to its current ASA of around 20,000—statistically the least percentage drop, which I suppose is some comfort.
In Northern California, we have an ASA drop from its highest in 2000 of around 7900 to its current ASA of around 5600.
In San Diego, we have an ASA drop from its highest in 2003 of around 9000 to its current ASA of around 7500.
And in San Joaquin—where they have taken their statistical lumps—have have an ASA drop from its highest in 2000 of around 4600 to its current ASA of around 1000. But hey—who could have imagined that there were so many [heh] fundamentalist right-wing neanderthals hiding out in The Episcopal Church in California to cause that much of a gap after their departures anyway!!!???
So all told, we have, over a ten year span, gone from ASA highs of around 63,000 to the current meltdown of 47,400.
The fact is . . . a bunch of liberal activist loons have acquired some collars and are hawking a product that nobody wants to buy.
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