I’ve long noticed that those church leaders who talk the most about inclusiveness like to stack key church committees to exclude or at least marginalize orthodox views. I’ve seen this time and time again in the mainline Presbyterian Church. And
--Griswold of ECUSA apparently likes engaging in the same tactic.
The latest case in point is the new Special Commission on the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. As the Living Church notes (with a viewpoint less cynical than mine), it is thoroughly stacked both theologically and geographically.
It’s such an outrage, Province VII has officially protested. (More comments here.)
That seems to be how it works in the Episcopal and Presbyterian Churches. The leaders want your money and property – and you better fork it over -- but you can keep your orthodox viewpoints to yourself, thank you. That’s what “inclusiveness” and “listening” looks like.
And Griswold has been the leading proponent of “inclusiveness” and “listening.” But by stacking the new commission, he is clearly excluding and refusing to listen to the voices of conservatives who want to stick with historic Anglicanism.