Tuesday, June 27, 2006
"Jefferts Schori was elected presiding bishop, making her not only the leader of the Episcopal Church but the first woman to lead any member of the global Anglican Communion.
The American delegates later cheered as the Rt. Rev. Jefferts Schori, the bishop of Nevada, was presented following closed-door balloting, and they confirmed her election.
But their initial gasp signaled more than surprise -- after breaking new ground and causing a deep rift by electing Anglicanism's first openly gay bishop in 2003, the Episcopalians had challenged tradition again. "
Of course the blinkered leadership here in Sydney will not be celebrating. Is it time for some of us in the medieval Sydney Diocese to ask for alternative oversight? Anyone would be better than Jensen but a woman would be marvelous.
Sunday, June 18, 2006
No Apology, but Church opts to pay up
It is sad to see the Church's dirty linen washed in public but the more the Jensens and their followers are exposed in the media the better. It is difficult to worship in this misogynist homophobic Diocese. Thankfully I can obtain some relief at St James, King Street, a beacon of light amidst the unrelenting darkness
Howard is obviously at home with the Sydney Anglicans He never apologises either.
I particularly agree with Dr Goodenough's comments
"What woman in her right mind, would volunteer... what intelligent woman is going to want to join a denomination like this?" she said.
"The Sydney Diocese, under Peter Jensen, risks being remembered in history as the most poorly administered ever. He is an absent, pontifical irrelevance.
"You cannot get through to him no matter how politely you write your letter.
"He wrote his thesis on the witch hunts.... need I say more?"