Friday, July 17, 2009

Presidents send Letter to Rowan

The Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies have sent a letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury saying that D025 doesn’t repeal B033. They describe it as a descriptive resolution rather than a prescriptive one and say that “it remains to be seen how Resolution B033 will be understood and interpreted in light of Resolution D025.”

What D025 really means is going to come down to how the dioceses act. Search committees can now include LGBT candidates as they look for a new bishop without worrying that it’s a waste of time and money. Once an openly LGBT candidate is elected we’ll wait and see what happens. Given the support in both houses for this resolution it’s difficult to believe that a candidate who is duly elected and who is clearly called by God will be turned down.

It is going to continue to be important to work in our dioceses to make D025 a reality.

The full story at Episcopal Life Online, as well as the text for the letter, can be found here.

1 comment:

stephen said...

We should really feel great for the President for his kindness.

SB

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