(ENS) Episcopalians stand up for ethical behavior and justice in the financial world

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11 comments on “(ENS) Episcopalians stand up for ethical behavior and justice in the financial world

  1. Jim the Puritan says:

    Too bad they couldn’t put this kind of energy into following the Great Commission. “A” for effort, “F” for misunderstanding the assignment.

  2. Northwest Bob says:

    This is a noble cause. Too bad their sence of financial justice does not preclude sending $500/hour lawyers after congregations who bought and paid for their own facilities to rob them if they dare change affiliation.

  3. Cennydd13 says:

    “Ethical behavior?” They’ve gotta be kidding! Since when has TEC been ethical about anything? The only finances they even remotely care about are their own!

  4. Bookworm(God keep Snarkster) says:

    Funny how they don’t stand up for ethical behavior and justice in their own Church.

    See #2 and this thread


  5. paradoxymoron says:

    A noble cause?Man, I’m not even going to bother to research this one, because it’s ridiculous on its face.
    [blockquote] And the Episcopal Network for Economic Justice provides education and advocacy on a range of issues, from community investing to employment practices, [b] immigration and health care. [/b] [/blockquote]
    Gee, I wonder if these Episcopalians are supporting the Republican, or Democrat sides of the issues. No I don’t. They’re taking your contributions and dedicating them to partisan, Democratic party politics.
    [blockquote] It was “mayhem” around them, with union members screaming on one side and Tea Party members on the other, he recalled. When the session ended, they were prepared to stay and be arrested. Police instead convinced them to be escorted out, so that they would not be banned from the premises and could return to continue their witness.[/blockquote]
    Gee, so you have partisans on both sides and TEC in the middle? Actually no. Either they were on the side of the labor unions, or on the side of the Tea Party. Something tells me (my brain, and .3 seconds of thought) that TEC wasn’t willing to go to jail for the Tea Party.
    [blockquote] “Both Episcopal bishops in Ohio have been speaking out for two years in favor of responsible revenue policy, that a decent nation and a decent state have a decent safety net and that, if we just keep cutting taxes on people who can afford to contribute to solutions, then poor people are terribly hurt.”[/blockquote]
    This statement, which you help to pay for with your contributions to TEC, is word-for-word the Democratic Party’s primary talking point.
    [blockquote] During the current triennium, the top issues for the network’s advocacy committee are immigration, worker justice and health care, said network President and Advocacy Committee Chair Dianne Aid, who also serves on the Economic Justice Committee of the Diocese of Olympia.[/blockquote]
    “Economic justice?” If that term doesn’t tell you what you need to know, then your affable ignorance is the reason why traditionalists have lost TEC.

  6. Archer_of_the_Forest says:

    Well, instead of bashing the Episcopal church, I pray for it. Maybe we’ll begin to learn by doing.

  7. drjoan says:

    Are they doing anything about those who would encourage little or no money down on housing mortgages? Or who encourage those whose houses are “underwater” to live in the houses without continuing with the mortgage?

  8. Alta Californian says:

    .3 seconds of thought? Now, now, don’t strain yourself.

  9. MichaelA says:

    This is laughable, given TEC’s lack of financial transparency highlighted by A. S. Haley in numerous articles.

  10. RomeAnglican says:

    The more TEC identifies itself with the Democrat Party, the more resounding will be the rejection of its “values” come November next year.

  11. pendennis88 says:

    TEC will never been taken seriously about tax policy while Trinity Wall Street, not to mention some lesser church trust funds, does not pay taxes (nor, to rub salt in it, while its clergy enjoy a large income tax exclusion for the housing allowance).