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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CNN: God and Gays

I'm watching Larry King Live on CNN. First up have been Gene Robinson, the bishop of New Hampshire, and Canon David Anderson of the American Anglican Council.

Larry King: "Canon Anderson, did you choose to be heterosexual?"

Canon David Anderson: "I think that heterosexual is the standard default were meant for women and women were meant for men."

After the commercial break, they were joined by the rest of the panel, which included the Rev. Jo Hudson, the openly lesbian pastor of Cathedral of Hope in Dallas (a 3,500 member United Church of Christ megachurch) and Father Michael Manning, a conservative Catholic priest.

Andrew Sullivan, an openly gay Catholic, TIME columnist, and conservative blogger:
"My openly gay relationship is a gift from God."

Rev. Albert Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary:
"Love compels us to tell people the truth...and to tell them there's a way out."

Larry King asked Rev. Albert Mohler how something could be a sin when it's not your choice, and this was his reply.
"Larry, we're choosing all the time. We're making moral choices."

They were later joined by the Presiding Bishop of ECUSA, Frank Griswold, who, when asked about the place of gays and lesbians in his Church, said
"Gays and lesbians have a privileged place in our Church." true, how true. Clearly, we are not all equally welcome in the Episcopal Church.


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