Monday, February 13, 2006

Faux Inclusion II

Another area in which “inclusion” in the Episcopal Church really means liberals dominating and excluding conservatives is the treatment of candidates for holy orders in many dioceses. These two views give a good taste of such “inclusion.”

One of the several ironies here is that the bishops that scream the loudest about overseas orthodox bishops taking conservative North American candidates and clergy under their wings are the same ones who refuse to ordain such clergy. One prominent overseas bishop, the Bishop of Bolivia Frank Lyons, himself was denied ordination by a liberal ECUSA bishop if I remember correctly.

These liberal bishops refuse to ordain thoroughly orthodox and worthy clergy in their dioceses, but whine when another bishop does.

That’s just one more reason ECUSA bishops have only themselves to blame for orthodox interventions from overseas.

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