Today’s Gospel of Inclusion comes from the diocese of San Francisco.
Praise to you, non-personal ground of all being.
Just last month, Swing accused Schofield and other church conservatives of making plans to separate from the U.S. Episcopal Church. “They will be a gated community of exclusivists,” Swing said in a letter to his Bay Area priests. . . .
“The one thing they have in common is self-loathing for the Episcopal Church. … They want a divorce from the Episcopal Church, and their method of separation will be domestic violence.” . . .
Swing argues that a majority of the Episcopal bishops of the United States — by a 62-43 vote — supported the consecration of an openly gay bishop.
“A person like Bishop Schofield has lived long enough to see what happens to people who create their own little cul-de-sac of Anglicanism,” Swing said. “There are all kinds of offshoots that claim to be the true Anglicans, but they are like little meteors that shine in the night and then disappear.” . . .
Swing warns that lengthy court battles may be in the offing — Episcopal vs. Episcopal — for control of church property in California.
“Years of court cases,” he says, “will replace (debate over) sex as our primary preoccupation.”
This is the Gospel of Litigation–er, Inclusion.
Glory to thee, androgynous archetype.