Thursday, February 20, 2014

Episcopal Presiding Bishop Scores a Triple Winner

By David W. Virtue
February 19, 2014

First came the news that Katharine Jefferts Schori is to receive an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Oxford University.

The announcement produced scorn, outrage and disbelief from differing academics. An Oxford Don and Anglican sociologist described the announcement as "disastrous and derisory...I'm ashamed of my alma mater." Episcopal liberals and progressives rejoiced in the announcement while one blogger described it as scandalum magnum.

Archbishop Justin Welby welcomed the news saying the award was "richly deserved, and reaffirmed Bishop Katharine's remarkable gifts of intellect and compassion, which she has dedicated to the service of Christ."

The surprise announcement left many in the Anglican world, other than the Archbishop of Canterbury, scratching their heads in wonderment and disbelief, considering the American Presiding Bishop's well known and thoroughly documented trail of unChristian and anti-Christian actions and theological stances bordering on heresy and apostasy.

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