On earlier posts, we noted how the Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota had nothing to say in response to recent flooding, even though a TEC parish and its people suffered losses in the disaster.
So, what's important to the diocese? The following just arrived in Episcopal Church/Clergy email from the offices of the Diocese of South Dakota:
Episcopal clergy and laity are invited to assist important research to locate former Lutheran ministers, lay and ordained, who now make their spiritual home in the pews and pulpits of the Episcopal Church. This research is concerned with gaining an accounting of the many lgbt persons who left, or were removed from, the lay and ordained ministries of the Lutheran church, the ELCA or its predecessor bodies, as well as those whose pathway to ministry in the Lutheran church was blocked, due to issues related to orientation or gender identity. Some of those missing from Lutheran ministries may now be in Episcopal churches. If you know lay members in your local congregation, or clergy within the Episcopal Church, who may be interested in this research, please have them contact (deleted). More information about this research is available on the web page of Lutherans Concerned/North America at www(deleted) .
For those who might not know, "lgbt" = "lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered."
That's right. It's more important to the Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota to support Lutheran lgbt entitlements than to care for Episcopalians in a state disaster area.
We'll leave the obvious "disaster area" jokes to you, dear readers.