Sunday, December 6, 2009

Canterbury's Statement on the Election of Bishop Glasspool

Archbishop of Canterbury’s Statement on Los Angeles Episcopal Elections

Sunday 06 December 2009

The election of Mary Glasspool by the Diocese of Los Angeles as suffragan bishop elect raises very serious questions not just for the Episcopal Church and its place in the Anglican Communion, but for the Communion as a whole.

The process of selection however is only part complete. The election has to be confirmed, or could be rejected, by diocesan bishops and diocesan standing committees. That decision will have very important implications.

The bishops of the Communion have collectively acknowledged that a period of gracious restraint in respect of actions which are contrary to the mind of the Communion is necessary if our bonds of mutual affection are to hold.

Shorter version:
"Tings 'happen' ya know, like in Uganda. Capish?" -- Archbishop of Canterbury Al Capone

The Archbish was certainly fast with a statement on the Los Angeles Diocesan election, but we're still waiting for what he has to say about the Ugandan Kill the Gays legislation.

May God bless the Archbishop of Canterbury, and may God keep the old bastard far away from me.


Rick+ said...

     Yeah, I was amazed that he didn't spend at least a day or two dithering. That's fine. The Spirit moves onward.

Lapinbizarre said...

Effin' unbelievable thing to wake up to, given the man's terminal dithering on the Uganda business.

JCF said...

There's obviously no Judgment Day in his soteriology...