h/t Jackie Bruchi of Stand Firm...
The Episcopal Church (TEC) just released a draft budget.
Episcopal Church Treasurer Kurt Barnes told the council January 30 that the world economy has not been in this sort of financial crisis "since the time of the Depression," and thus the council "must take very, very serious action."
So guess what? The budget saves money via "the elimination of the budget's line item of 0.7 percent spending for specific Millennium Development Goals spending," You remember those United Nations MDGs, right? The stated primary mission of TEC? Even the Diocese of South Dakota passed a resolution affirming this as the primary work of the church. But it's out of the budget.
And you probably know what stayed in the budget - money for lawsuits against Christians! Not only that, but now TEC is raising capital funds to sue people:
"Establish Trust Fund # 1033 The St. Ives Fund to support non-budgetary legal expenses, income, accumulated appreciation and principal may be used by the DMFS for such legal expenses as determined by the Presiding Bishop, after consultation with the Treasurer, the Vice Presidents of DFMS, and the Chair of Executive Council Standing Committee on Administration and Finance (A&F090)."
Even better, this new fund is a discretionary fund so it allows the Presiding Bishop to sue people without being accountable to the church.
I seldom use this kind of language, but those of you who are endorsing this (or covering for it) are headed for hell. You need to repent of this anti-Biblical and hypocritical behavior. You claim to be about "peace and justice", but you create strife and selfishness. You call on people to make sacrifices to support you, but you squander their offerings. You are against the work of Christ and you are harming His people - and claiming to do so in God's Name. The harm you are doing to yourselves is much, much worse than anything you are inflicting on Christ's people.