Thursday, June 19, 2014

Episcopal Church: Accountability, True Believers and a Warm Summer

By Ladson F. Mills III
Special to Virtueonline
June 19, 2014

Neo-liberalism combined with predatory opportunism has produced a culture of incompetence relying on the art of deception to avoid accountability. Within the Episcopal Church we embrace whatever is current in political correctness at the expense of witnessing to Jesus Christ in an attempt to convince the world that we are relevant. Rather than responding to the challenge of the Great Commission we are seeking validation through the approval of the culture.

The recent decision by Bishop Clifton Daniels to allow same sex unions in the Diocese of Pennsylvania should not have been unexpected, nor even his questionable assertion that the Christian understanding of marriage has changed should come as a surprise. It is warmed over Jack Spong and it is as wrong now as it was when it was first espoused. I once listened to an interview with Bishop Spong and recall his confident assertion that Christianity had to change because “people had evolved.” I found this argument to be fascinating.

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