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July 8, 2012


Mississippi’s Canon to the Ordinary Celebrates Passage of Trans-Gender Resolution

No, I’m kidding - he didn’t say a darn thing about it.

I wonder why.

Why would the Canon to the Ordinary - the gatekeeper of the diocese’s clergy order - not want to shout from the rooftops this triumph of tolerance and diversity?

Does he not understand how thrilled Mississippians will be to learn that - oh happy day! - it’s now going to be against church law for parishes to prevent transsexuals and cross-dressers from being in their pulpits, on their vestries, and in their children’s nurseries?

Surely this is an oversight on Canon Johnson’s part. General Convention can be so hectic sometimes, what with all the hearings on same-sex unions, and voting to sell the church headquarters at 815 Second Avenue, radically restructuing this and radically re-imagining that… so perhaps he just ran out of time. I left a helpful comment underneath his post just now, maybe that will jog his memory.


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I’m from Mississippi, I’m a priest, my last name is Johnson…but, thank God I’m not related to the right disjonorale Canon Johnson of Jackson!

[1] Posted by Fr. Chip, SF on 7-8-2012 at 01:38 PM · [top]

This is the same David Johnson who tells concerned Episcopalians in Mississippi to find another denomination, right?

[2] Posted by All-Is-True on 7-8-2012 at 02:27 PM · [top]

One and the same!

[3] Posted by Greg Griffith on 7-8-2012 at 03:12 PM · [top]

What a pity I’ve never had the dubious pleasure of attending one of his churches. I’m sure a priest such as himself is a magnet for Christian ‘love’ and ‘inclusion.’

[4] Posted by All-Is-True on 7-8-2012 at 03:46 PM · [top]

‘Nuff to make you want to join the NASCAR Diocese, doesn’t it?

[5] Posted by PROPHET MICAIAH on 7-8-2012 at 09:24 PM · [top]

For the sake of Mr. Johnson and others like him, I hope the Church Pension Fund is something like an IRA account (something you pay 3% or 6% each paycheck, and your employer matches 3% or something). If the pension is any sort of ‘pyramid’ or ‘pay as you go’ thing that is based on institutional ‘revenue projections’, then he and others like him can look forward to a glorious ‘food stamp’ retirement.

By then most of us who remain Anglican will probably be attending thriving ACNA parishes (by then the threat of legal action will be a paper tiger threat because none of these goons will have the cash to spend on a legal duel). I bet that some of these guys are going to be begging us for financial assistance. Hopefully, in 20 years, Christ will have healed us from the anguish of these present battles that have been forced upon us by people like Johnson.

I think if I were on a Anglican vestry and it were up to me (and I still felt the same way I do now), I would tell Cannon Johnson that he has the right of every American to go to the welfare office and seek assistance. I shouldn’t even think that way, but I’m afraid I do. God forgive me for my lack of charity, and God forgive him for what he is doing to God’s church. And may God bring these matters to an end!

[6] Posted by All-Is-True on 7-9-2012 at 10:45 AM · [top]

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