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First things first

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Aug 06, 2003

The Episcopal convention, having approved the appointment of a bishop who is engaged in a same-sex union, will now take up the question of whether same-sex unions are a good thing.

Leaving aside the objective merits of the case(s), doesn't it strike you that, logically, the questions should have been taken up in a different sequence?

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  • Posted by: - Aug. 06, 2003 9:19 PM ET USA

    The three books were: "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," "Everything I Ever Needed to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten," and, of course, Erma Bombeck's classic "The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank." Oh, and there was a John Chick pamplet on the urinal in the bathroom, but I don't think it was part of the collection.

  • Posted by: - Aug. 06, 2003 9:15 PM ET USA

    I don't think logic is where we need to start with this. In order to fully understand what's happening with the Episcopalians we have to have a grounding in Christo-pagan theology. Having spent many days in the bowels of the Episcopal Theology Library (a large Gothic building with miles of bookshelves but, curiously, only three books) I have been able to distill the essence this theology and its ordering of human relations: "I get to do whatever I want and if you leave you lose your retirement!"

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