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.
For all posts from the month of June, click here.
For all posts from the month of July, click here.


Spin, Spin, Spin...

Oasis California President Warns 'compomise' is dead on arrival

SAN FRANCISCO, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The head of the Bay Area's LGBT Episcopal ministry warns a "compromise" resolution passed by the General Convention to prevent a schism in the worldwide Anglican Communion is "dead on arrival."

"The compromise measure rammed through the General Convention last week has been undermined by those who are determined to break apart the Anglican Communion," Oasis President Rev. John Kirkley said. "The ink on the resolution was hardly dry when conservative American Episcopalians flatly rejected the compromise. Ultra-conservative Anglican bishops in Africa have joined the chorus, demanding our church 'repent' for making Gene Robinson the Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire and stop blessing same gender couples."

"The good news for LGBT Episcopalians is: the convention rejected this extreme demand. Only last minute pressure from our top bishops forced approval of an unworkable -- and unworthy -- compromise," he added. "Once again, gay and lesbian Christians were sacrificed for the "sake of the Communion."
"Once again we see that no matter how great a sacrifice gay and lesbians make, we can never satisfy the ultra-conservatives who want to lead their own church."

Huh? Were we at the same convention? Shouldn't that read "once again we see that no matter what happens, the conservatives will never compromise on the Truth of the Gospel?" Here's the rest of their version of the story.


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