The Episcopal Church Executive Council met over the weekend and issued a response to the Primates’ Communique.
Their response to the communiqué itself is tepid at best, but they did act to . . .
urge the closing of the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, and the end of secret detention centers and “extraordinary rendition”;
urge the US government to grant asylum to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, or those advocating for their civil rights, who seek such protection, and commit the Episcopal Church to aid in their resettlement;
urge that future General Conventions will not be held in states that prohibit domestic partnerships;
which speaks volumes about their priorities, does it not?
It should be noted that it’s the House of Bishops who are called to respond by the Primates, not the Executive Council, but still . . .