Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"I Wonder Why They Leave"

The perspective of an evangelical Episcopal priest in Houston, rector of the largest single parish in TEC and an opponent of parishes and dioceses that try to leave the church over the role of gay and lesbian people:

I have asked every person I personally know that has [left] or was pondering to leave the Episcopal Church if they were prevented in some way by their parish or bishop from preaching the gospel. Each one has said, "No."

They have been criticized. They have been mocked at clergy conferences, but they have not been prevented from preaching the gospel, and thus I wonder why they leave. But I do honor their decision to do so.

Hat tip to Cn. Jim White

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