General Convention 2006

Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling. Then I will go to the altar of God, and I will praise you . . . Psalm 43:3-4

The General Convention of the Episcopal Church
met in Columbus, Ohio from June 11-21, 2006.
This blog offers a view of the convention and beyond from the perspective of Lydia Evans, a two-time lay deputy from the Diocese of South Carolina.
Visit the links found below for additional resources
as well as pre- and post-convention coverage.
Thank you for remembering the convention deputies and their families in your prayers. For further resources, visit my webpages.
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Another Cartoon Flap?

From Sunday's Letters to the Editor in the Columbus Dispatch:

Editorial cartoon insulted church, gays

The June 15 Dispatch editorial cartoon showing two men, identified as Episcopalians, holding hands displays an insensitivity to issues facing most mainline churches in this country. The assumption by the other couple, that the men are both gay and Episcopalian, seems to be a judgment by the editorial staff that the small group of traditionalists in the Episcopal Church should be supported.

This minority faction is hiding church politics behind the smokescreen of religious tradition. This isn’t about religion; it’s about taking control of the church and requiring all members to believe as they do. Where is understanding, compassion and sympathy?

The cartoon is judgmental, saying that the gay community has no place at the table. The kingdom of God should be inclusive and not exclusive. All people fit the kingdom, with no exceptions. Gays should have the same expectations of serving the church in all offices of the church, Episcopal or other! I’m not gay and I’m a member of the Episcopal Church.

Shame on you. As a minimum you owe the gay community an apology.


Here's the offending cartoon:


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