Tuesday, July 14, 2009

D025 amends B033

Excerpt from "Bishops Vote for No Outcasts" on the Walking withi Integrity blog:

ANAHEIM, CA (July 13, 2009)--By a nearly 2-1 margin, the bishops of the Episcopal Church passed an amended version of resolution D025, which effectively ends the "BO33 Era" and returns the church to relying on its canons and discernment processes for the election of bishops. "While concurrence on the amended resolution by the House of Deputies is necessary before it is officially adopted by the church as a whole," said Integrity President Susan Russell, "there is no question that today's vote in the House of Bishops was an historic move forward and a great day for all who support the full inclusion of all the baptized in the Body of Christ."


murat11 said...

Howzabout that! Of course, I've dug (didn't take much, naturally) to find out that two of the opposing bishops were, of course, our resident DWTXers. I've been leaving little incendiary bombs over on the DWTX's GC blog: interestingly, many supportive comments, probably more pro than con. GL needs to know that if he ever decides to lead on this issue, there are plenty of people who'll have his back.

jsd said...

murat: It is pretty darn awesome! And a real shame about G&D - I keep hoping they'll change. But, it is wonderful that you got supportive comments, perhaps the laity will knock some sense and some Holy Ghost into them.