Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Vote in Pitt

From AP:
Clergy and lay members of the theologically conservative Pittsburgh diocese voted overwhelmingly Saturday to break from the liberal Episcopal Church, with which it differs on issues ranging from homosexuality to biblical teachings on salvation...

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the U.S. church, criticized the vote in a statement, saying, "There is room in this Church for all who desire to be members of it." She also said schism is not an "honored tradition within Anglicanism" and is "frequently been seen as a more egregious error than charges of heresy."...

The votes were 240 in favor of leaving the church and 102 against. Eight voters either abstained or cast disqualified ballots.

5 comments:

James said...

IT; I have a kind of moment by moment comment on the debate over on TTLS. Also, I ahve a couple of links to other statements released.

David said...

A bit over two-to-one is certainly a majority, but not what I'd call "overwhelming." It's about what I'd expect in my diocese if we ever voted (which looks more unlikely these days than it did a few years ago).

You'd think the home diocese of the moderator of the AAC/ACN could do better ;) Poor (+/-)Bob....

All in all, meh.

PseudoPiskie said...

Finally our neighbors to the south can go about the business of rebuilding the diocese and doing the work Jesus taught us. Schism was definitely not part of the Gospel message. Where Mr Duncan and his followers got that idea is beyond me.

JCF said...

Pittsburgh has a beautiful cathedral . . . how soon till we can get an Episcopal bishop inside, on his/her chair?

Lord have mercy!

David G. said...

Calvary looks better than the Cathedral, and the occupants already belong to TEC.