Yeah, the House of Bishops will say they were defending property for the benefit of future Episcopalians, even though their own stats and reports show that they can't attract new people, the kids of current members go to other churches, and the members are too old to have more kids.
Yeah, they will say they are protecting something called "unique polity" - that is, their inclusive, tolerant club is only for people just like them.
Or maybe they won't say anything. They didn't allow any media to listen to their kangaroo court. These Bishops are like (pick your creature) that can't stand the light of day.
Thankfully, there were some Bishops - about 35 - who did not bow to the false gods hoisted by their colleagues. Bishop Love of Albany, for example.
The fact is, Bob Duncan is under attack because he believes that Jesus died for our sins and that the Good News of Jesus is revealed authoritatively in the Holy Bible. He does not believe that fancy titles or robes make one holy (and didn't Jesus say just that?)
This House of Bishops, I believe, wants to destroy the church. They might not even be aware of their lust to do this - they are that sick, spiritually and emotionally.
- These are people enthralled with gay sex - their erotic focus is waste, elimination, and degradation.
- These are people who wink at, if not support, abortion - meeting the wants and needs of a present generation over the hope of a future one.
- These are people who take pride in running off church members, closing down congregations, and now "eliminating" peers who disagree with them.
- These are people who promote leadership failures (clergy who poison and shrink dioceses and congregations) and give them authority over more and more of church life.
These are the "priests" of the culture of death, a culture badly ingrained into my own baby boom generation. They want things to wither and die. They have no vision beyond their own puny comforts cradle to grave, which would just be sad except...
They want to pull lots of others into the grave with them. This is where they escalate from pathetic to evil.