No surprise here:
“By approving this resolution we would join a growing list of dioceses who have voted to uphold the canons of our church,” said the Rev. Ruth Meyers, professor of liturgy at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, prior to debate. “It does not endorse a particular candidate for tomorrow’s election.”
There are eight nominees on the ballot for the election of a bishop. One is a partnered lesbian. The House of Bishops, meeting in New Orleans in late September, affirmed that the bishops would “as a body” honor Resolution B033, which calls on standing committees and bishops with jurisdiction to exercise caution before granting consent to the consecration of a partnered homosexual candidate.
Further down there’s this:
In his final address prior to retirement, Bishop Persell said the struggle over human sexuality had consumed a considerable amount of his episcopacy. He listed a number of other objectives, such as
capitulating to Al-Qaeda and Iranpreventing the war in Iraq, capitulating to Hamas and Hizb’Allaha just peace for the Palestinian people, full amnesty for all illegalsimmigration reform and junk scienceglobal warming. He questioned whether the diocese might have been more effective in achieving those goals if his revisionist buddies hadn’t harped on sexualityit had not spent so much time debating sexuality.
Anyone notice anything missing from Persell’s list of goals? Anyone? Bueller?