Many conservatives have been made to feel that their stance is “despicable” and that there is inconsistent application of our church’s best-known invitation, “The Episcopal Church Welcomes You.”
When I was growing up in church in the 1950s and 1960s I would often hear about how our congregation was connected to the work of missionaries. Basically, the idea was that there were two kinds of places in the world: one, like ours, where most people were Christians, and the other, usually far away, where most people weren’t.
House of Bishops: "The Communion Partners are an indispensable part of who we are. We need their witness."
The report contains serious historical, methodological, and theological flaws, and we contend that the proposed changes obscure the nature of marriage.