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DioLA Passes Resolution Defying B033

Friday, December 1, 2006 • 9:34 pm


Passed Friday, December 1, at the diocese’s convention in Riverside:

Resolved, that the One Hundred and Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Los Angeles voices protest and disagreement with Resolution B033 of the Seventy-Fifth General Convention of the Episcopal Church as inconsistent with both Title III, Canon 1, Section 2 of the Constitution and Canons for the Government of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America and our baptismal covenant to love and respect the dignity of every human being; and be it further

Resolved, that the One Hundred and Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Los Angeles repent of the continuing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people that B033 encourages and authorizes and reaffirms the full inclusion of all sisters and brothers in Christ, regardless of sexual orientation, into all areas of the life of the Church; and be it further

Resolved, that the One Hundred and Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Los Angeles call upon the Bishops and Standing Committee of this Diocese to uphold canon law in both letter and spirit when considering consents to the consecrations of new bishops.


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Will 815 be suing them for their property for not fully acceding to the Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church?  Is Bruno’s see about go vacant?  Will the General Convention ever recover from being so shamelessly disobeyed?

Stay tuned for next time on this same bat-channel, watching the same batty people chasing more bats for the belfry.

[1] Posted by Rom 1:16 on 12-01-2006 at 10:45 PM • top

Thank you DioLA!

(See other thread of +Lee threatens. Politics are politics and this will help dampen things & add clarity, if +Lee’s work on B033 is being ignored by other parts of TEC).

[2] Posted by Hosea6:6 on 12-01-2006 at 11:25 PM • top

Notice how they managed to tack on a threat not to consent to South Carolina’s choice, Mark Lawrence, for bishop.

[3] Posted by Milton on 12-02-2006 at 01:41 AM • top

to uphold canon law in both letter and spirit

but obviously not GA decisions.

What a hoot !!!

[4] Posted by MargaretG on 12-02-2006 at 03:52 AM • top

Could they have passed a resolution to uphold both the letter and spirit of the Bible?

[5] Posted by Sir Highmoor on 12-02-2006 at 04:08 AM • top

“Resolved, that the One Hundred and Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Los Angeles call upon the Bishops and Standing Committee of this Diocese to uphold canon law in both letter and spirit when considering consents to the consecrations of new bishops.” ... except if the candidate is a partnered gay person—- then consent away regardless of the canons.

[6] Posted by julia on 12-02-2006 at 08:57 AM • top

The beauty of this, folks, is that TEC’s leadership can no longer charge reasserter parishes with disobedience.  If they do, then they must come down on DioLA too—or else try to explain why they didn’t.  “Rebellion for me, but not for thee.”

Iron Lady Schori must be losing sleep over this one.

[7] Posted by st. anonymous on 12-02-2006 at 10:43 AM • top

The beauty of this, folks, is that TEC’s leadership can no longer charge reasserter parishes with disobedience.  If they do, then they must come down on DioLA too

........

NAH!!!!!!!

LOL

[8] Posted by Greg Griffith on 12-02-2006 at 10:55 AM • top

Greg - our sentiments exactly.

[9] Posted by The Lakeland Two on 12-02-2006 at 11:20 AM • top

Again, the conflict between the “institutional” and “prophetic” TEC-ers shows up.  It seems to me the former would be willing to at least entertain the idea of even-handed enforcement of compliance with GC, but to the latter, the institution is the servant of “justice” and “progress,” and therefore has a purely instrumental function and may be disregarded when it’s gotten it wrong.

[10] Posted by SCVJefe on 12-02-2006 at 02:28 PM • top

Our church is in full-on meltdown.

[11] Posted by Steve Lake+ on 12-03-2006 at 01:07 AM • top

I.e., this is ecclesiastical Chernobyl.

[12] Posted by Steve Lake+ on 12-03-2006 at 01:08 AM • top

Helpful clarity.

[13] Posted by Going Home on 12-03-2006 at 01:17 AM • top

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