Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Illustration nicked from Paul, the BYZIGENOUS BUDDHAPALIAN
Well, +John-David Schofield, formerly of the diocese of San Joaquin, was deposed today by the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church. His response is, and I paraphrase: "Nya nya nya. Ya can't fire me, I QUIT!!"
My parents are members of a church which supports him and my parents see him as a Godly man. They actually stopped talking to me for several months over all this stuff. However, they called last night and we had a good talk, avoiding the subjects of U.S. and church politics.
When I was visiting my parents last year I told them that JDS had been trying to take the diocese of San Joaquin out of the Episcopal Church from the beginning of his episcopate. My parents were in the Assemblies of God for ages and were only confirmed as Episcopalians a couple of years ago, and any bishop with tongue-speaking, drape-swinging, and almost snake-handling tendencies is going to make big points with them. They don't understand the fear of Women's ordination, but they buy the rest of the stuff. When I told them things that went against what JDS and their priest claimed about ++KJS they accused me of being political rather than spiritual. Well, at least we're all talking again.
I've been praying for JDS and their priest, hoping that God would turn their hearts, but I guess God has other plans. There are going to be very interesting times in the diocese of San Joaquin for the next few years. I wonder if the Lovely Mona and I will participate in any way...
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