Tuesday, October 19, 2004

For most of Monday it appeared that only conservative Episcopalians felt angry or disappointed in the Windsor Report. Their expectations were fed by inaccurate Times (London) reports of the Episcopal Church being expelled or, as recently as this weekend, of a "star chamber" judging whether entire provinces should be expelled.

It's appropriate, then, that the Times now brings this scorching commentary by John Shelby Spong, the retired bishop of Newark and a pioneer of ordaining openly gay clergy.

Spong blasts the report as "both an effort at damage control and an inadequate understanding of its subject matter." Conservative Anglicans would agree, but for entirely different reasons.
---from this post at GetReligion

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:51 PM

    I'm not sure about that Bishop Spong. I haven't read a great deal of his stuff, but I get the impression he is more interested in destroying Christianity than helping it.

    Marc Vandersluys