Episcopalian Susan Russell writes:
It is "the morning after." I just heard from John Clinton Bradley who is at the New Orleans airport and says the place is "lousy with bishops" and lousy is a very good word on this morning after the meeting of the House of Bishops. For these same bishops who were blackmailed into bigotry by passing B033 in Columbus reaffirmed yesterday in New Orleans that their commitment to tea at Lambeth trumps their commitment to the full inclusion of all the baptized in the Body of Christ.
I agree with Susan wholeheartedly. However, I do not feel her allusion to the relationship between LGBT persons and the Episcopal Church as one of "oppressor" and "oppressed" is helpful. Gays who stay in the Church -- or who may join, as I am currently in discernment -- fully co-create our realities, and may not be oppressed without our active participation in the dynamics of dysfunction.
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