Unsurprisingly and depressingly, the new TEC Diocese in South Carolina files an appeal

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3 comments on “Unsurprisingly and depressingly, the new TEC Diocese in South Carolina files an appeal

  1. MichaelA says:

    Definitely unsurprising.

    As for depressing, yes I can understand that for those who have to keep going through it all.

    But one consolation is that this very article illustrates how the controversy is bringing gospel issues out into the mainstream media:
    [blockquote] “About two-thirds of parishes in the Diocese of South Carolina and Bishop Mark Lawrence left the national church in 2012 after years of bitter discord over everything from gay marriage and clergy to the nature of salvation to the hierarchical powers of the national church.” [/blockquote]
    Ordinary people are being reminded over their morning coffee that “the nature of salvation” is something that Christians care about. That is no bad thing.

  2. Katherine says:

    The attorney for TECSC says he’s wanted “mediation” from day one and still is open to it. He doesn’t say what that means, however. I don’t see, either. The Diocese has already allowed any parish in dissent to leave.

  3. Capt. Father Warren says:

    I would imagine that the attorney’s definition of “mediation” is similar to the +ABC’s definition of “reconciliation”.

    All you “haters” give in, and then everything is reconciled.