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July 8, 2012


GenCon Scrapbook: If You Can’t Be With The One You Love…

Honey, love the one you’re with. The IRD’s Jeff Walton snapped this. Thanks (I think), Jeff.


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At least this message is reasonably clear. Should not that be plural as there is surely more than one bishop in attendance? Perhaps they meant of HoB .......... ? Who knows.

[1] Posted by SC blu cat lady on 7-8-2012 at 03:11 PM · [top]

The misplaced apostrophe is the least of the issues.

[2] Posted by Cindy T. in TX on 7-8-2012 at 03:17 PM · [top]

Only one allowed ... not sure which one? Perhaps they take turns.

[3] Posted by martin5 on 7-8-2012 at 03:56 PM · [top]

Truly sick. What are we thinking as a church?

[4] Posted by Nellie on 7-8-2012 at 05:32 PM · [top]

Heh - it reminds me of that old cynic’s toast: “To our wives and sweethearts ...  may they never meet.”

Well, they would meet here, if they were connected to a GC Bishop.

[5] Posted by A. S. Haley on 7-8-2012 at 06:32 PM · [top]

#5 Allan, I was wondering the same thing. It might be better if they had a “+” instead of the “/” . 

Or maybe they should use a backslash “\” which would be more appropriate if spouse and partner were to try to occupy the same space at once.

[6] Posted by Undergroundpewster on 7-8-2012 at 07:35 PM · [top]

TEC should change its name to TCH (The Church in Heat).

[7] Posted by All-Is-True on 7-8-2012 at 08:59 PM · [top]

#7 except that they are pretty much of the age for hot flashes.  And by and large lacking in animal magnetism.

[8] Posted by Timothy Fountain on 7-8-2012 at 09:25 PM · [top]

I have been reading all the General Convention stuff on the internet.  I have long since quit posting to my blog.  But one small stark fact has rung in through my mind.  I resigned being a deputy to the 2009 convention; couldn’t stomach it.

But TEC and General Convention have gotten so bad that even Kendall Harmon didn’t bother to show up.  I can’t believe he didn’t get elected from South Carolina, not even as an alternate.

Or that he didn’t show up despite that.

That says exactly what this sign says - this is way game over.

[9] Posted by Brad Drell on 7-8-2012 at 10:11 PM · [top]

RE: “even Kendall Harmon didn’t bother to show up.”

He didn’t go to the 2009 GC either . . .

[10] Posted by Sarah on 7-8-2012 at 10:37 PM · [top]

Oh.  Well, neither did I.

It is like we went from a Church made of People of God who didn’t want to be blissfully ignorant of the world around them, scientifically, culturally, practically, and wanted to engage all of that, to a church that is engaged scientifically and attempting to be relevant culturally and practically, but is blissfully ignorant about God.

[11] Posted by Brad Drell on 7-8-2012 at 10:39 PM · [top]

Seems to me the sign is perfectly correct:

The room is for the partners of the Bishop’s spouse.  Who else?

[12] Posted by Pageantmaster [Katie bought Welby] on 7-8-2012 at 10:39 PM · [top]

I guess Kendall and I called the ball at the same time.  I largely ignored GC 2009.  Couldn’t handle it after 2006.

[13] Posted by Brad Drell on 7-8-2012 at 10:40 PM · [top]

This photo should be sent around the net - says it all about TEC.  People in other churches are starting to ask the question: are we headed down the same whacko road as TEC?

Great comments above, not sure which is the best.  This truly does invite derision.  Perhaps PM’s “for the partners of the Bishop’s spouse” wins by a whisker IMO.  smile

[14] Posted by MichaelA on 7-9-2012 at 02:01 AM · [top]

1 Timothy 3:2: “A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife…” (King James Version 1611)

1 Timothy 3:2: “A bishop then must be blameless, the gendered (or ungendered) partner of one spouse at a time…” (Episcopal Standard Version 2012)

[15] Posted by Stephen Noll on 7-9-2012 at 07:39 AM · [top]

1 Timothy 3:2: “A bishop then must be blameless, the gendered (or ungendered) partner of one spouse at a time…” (Episcopal Standard Version 2012) “

Until the polyamorous lobby gets a hold on things in 2015.

[16] Posted by Free Range Anglican on 7-9-2012 at 09:05 AM · [top]

This obviously discriminates against bisexual who will have to choose between a spouse and a partner.

[17] Posted by Pb on 7-9-2012 at 10:20 AM · [top]

The lack of the plural (Spouses/Partners) is exclusionary.  The slash not being an ampersand is likewise exclusionary.  Clearly someone less-than-progressive designed this.

[18] Posted by R. Scott Purdy on 7-9-2012 at 12:11 PM · [top]

I find this sign highly offensive, insensitive, non-inclusive and not welcoming of the other.

[19] Posted by Jim the Puritan on 7-9-2012 at 02:57 PM · [top]

[4] Nellie,,

You ask (bold added)

What are we thinking as a church?

I believe I detect an unfounded assumption. On what basis are you inferring that any particular person, or persons, at GC is engaged in thinking?

Pax et bonum,
Keith Töpfer

[20] Posted by Militaris Artifex on 7-9-2012 at 07:35 PM · [top]

The Episcopal Church appears now to be heading into the same situation as the Roman Catholic Nuns on the Bus of the Leadership Conference of Women’s Religious. They are on a track to succumb to the biological solution, perhaps God’s answer to those who persist in going astray.

Pax et bonum,
Keith Töpfer

[21] Posted by Militaris Artifex on 7-9-2012 at 07:40 PM · [top]

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