Saturday, May 21, 2005

More of the same old stuff

Well, our Central Florida ultraconservatives are changing their names again. First, they were AAC (American Anglican Council), then Network parishes(and diocese). The latest incarnation is "Windsor Parishes," and they're acting as if the Windsor report totally validates their doctrinal position.

They're suggesting everyone should sign confessions of faith. Next thing, I suppose, will be kicking out all the parishioners who voted for John Kerry.

Maybe they could bring back the rack and the inquisition too. And witch trials.


Jim said...

For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it will begin to ridicule him, saying, “This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.”

Or we could just keep changing the name.....

Jay said...

Thanks for the heads-up, Pat. Looks like I'll have one more chance to be the "lone ranger" in an upcoming 11-1 vestry vote, before my term ends this winter! Sigh...

It's all about keeping their (AAC/IRD) names in the news. It's all about fundraising and power, and being able to present their narrow inside-the-beltway neocon agenda as somehow that of grassroots people of faith. How many doctrinal statements and covenants do those people have to sign before they feel sancitifed enough to actually do some ministry, instead of doing nothing except pontificating their fundamentalism? Talk about noisy gongs and clanging cymbals!

Hey, while I have the floor, didja see the bio on Priscilla Owen (who just today got confirmed as a federal appellate judge)? From Reuters--
Owen is a divorcee who lives in Austin, Texas, where she teaches Sunday school and tends the altar at St. Barnabas the Encourager Evangelical Covenant Church, which split from the Episcopal Church last June because of disagreements with national church leaders who ordained a gay bishop and allowed dioceses to consider blessing same-sex unions.

No wonder Dobson foamed at the mouth on her behalf!