Episcopal Bishops Regret Gay-Bishop Angst

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    Interesting. I wonder if anyone ever really thought this move out before it happened. Now that people are leaving liberal Episcopal churches for the more mainline/conservative American Anglican Council, it looks like the liberal Episcopals are working on damage control.

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    Episcopal Bishops Regret Gay-Bishop Angst
    By RACHEL ZOLL
    ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Episcopal bishops expressed "sincere regret" Thursday for consecrating the denomination's first openly gay bishop without full consideration for overseas Anglicans who objected, and said they prayed for forgiveness so they could maintain ties with sister churches around the world.

    However, American church leaders took no action on requests from Anglican leaders for a moratorium on consecrating gay bishops in same-sex relationships and on authorizing official prayer services for same-gender couples. The bishops said they did not want to "act in haste."

    http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/nat-gen/2005/jan/13/011301163.html
     
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    "Acting in haste" might not be a bad move. Jesus will come like a thief in the night.
     
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    ROFL...ya might want to find yourself a different simile! :)
     
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    I'd never heard it before. But the image of Jesus sculking through someone's neighborhood in a ski-mask almost made me fall out of my chair. :teeth:
     
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    I have always wondered why the Bible used such terminology but heck I wasn't the one who wrote it. I can see why that would do that to you.

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    Sorry, MM. Didn't mean to create the mental image of the Savior making off with someone's TV!
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    Although, now that I think about it, that "changing water into wine" thing could really come in handy - for pacifying guard dogs!
     
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    There's three more bricks out of my little house in heaven.
     
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    Did you already count the three from your avatar???
     

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