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By Diogenes (articles ) | Mar 19, 2004

Let's see, the Episcopal Church in the United States says it was in the right by acting independently of the worldwide Anglican Communion in ordaining a gay bishop, but insists Episcopalians in Ohio are in the wrong by acting independently of ECUSA in holding a Vaseline-free confirmation service...

THE PRESIDING BISHOP of the Episcopal Church in the United States, the Most Revd Frank Griswold, has condemned the action of five retired American bishops and a bishop from Brazil in confirming 110 people in Akron, Ohio, without the permission of the Bishop of Ohio, the Rt Revd Clark Grew. ...

The Bishop-Elect of Ohio, the Ven. Mark Hollingsworth, said he was disappointed that the parish priests from Ohio and the six bishops involved had "chosen to begin their relationship with me, not with direct and honest dialogue, but by acting in this manner. I certainly don't want anyone to think this behaviour is characteristic of Christian community."

No, I don't get it either.

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  • Posted by: AveMaria580 - Mar. 19, 2004 4:44 PM ET USA

    How much more honest and direct can you get? No ambiguous dialogue, no political ideologese just plain, straightforward action.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 19, 2004 11:23 AM ET USA

    You'd get the same reaction, plus an immediate judicial smackdown, if the mayor of Abilene, TX unilaterally decided to shut down every abortion clinic in his city because of his interpretation of the Constitution. Sure wouldn't take a month like it did for the California Surpremes to shut down the pervert "marriage" free-for-all in SF. They get to do it because they are above the law because they have the right beliefs. Everyone else is evil and must be constrained by laws. You knew that already