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How long?

How long will people continue to say that The Episcopal Church at its 2003 General Convention capitulated to society?

The polls show that the VAST majority of people, even within The Episcopal Church oppose the inclusion of Gays and Lesbians in the episcopate, and world wide, most Anglicans even oppose the inclusion of women in Holy Orders. How could this possibly be anything other than another time when the Church must choose to follow the Holy Spirit, which through the councils of the church at its convention chose to open the door to a group viewed, in the language of the times of the Apostles, as “unclean.”

In Acts 10 we read how God made it very clear to St. Peter about that those things and people who according to the purity codes which excluded the unclean Gentiles, were swept away in Christ's radical inclusionary act of sacrifice.

The question is not about capitulating to society, for society, especially the part of society that is Anglican world wide is not wanting to follow Peter's God given vision, or the action of the Spirit moving through our General Convention, but whether we will follow Christ's lead and buck the society and include those who are excluded under the law.

Will we be the "Judaizers”, or those who like St. Paul, included the ones excluded by society and The Law?

Am I missing something?

-Dr. Howard Anderson
Duluth, hMinnesota
Dean of College of Preachers
Washingtion D.C.