Thursday, June 22, 2006

The Episcopal Church is in for a bumpy ride

A final note on the Episcopalians: The resolution to "exercise restraint" is not binding. According to The Washington Post, Bishop John Chane of the Diocese of Washington has already announced that he will not follow it. The Washington diocese is known as very progressive and is also highly influential due to its location in the nation's capital.

By attempting this compromise, the church annoyed its progressive base while failing to appease its critics. Frankly, I think they made things harder on the new presiding bishop and church leadership. I hope the end result is positive, but I foresee a bumpy ride.

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