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July 12, 2012


GenCon Ends; Entire Youth Delegation Dances Conga Line in House of Deputies


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The people at the end of the line (no pun intended, really! smile ) seem to be rather grizzled veterans of youth.  Just sayin’...

[1] Posted by Milton on 7-12-2012 at 01:44 PM · [top]

Infantile silliness.

[2] Posted by evan miller on 7-12-2012 at 01:56 PM · [top]

Ya take your chances in a conga line at today’s TEo.  Just sayin’.

[3] Posted by Jeffersonian on 7-12-2012 at 02:01 PM · [top]

This is the entire youth presence in a conga line?Really? Where are the youth? Where is that young man with the rainbow suspenders?  One sunday school class at our parish is larger than this and our choir could conga around these 5 rather old “youth” several times. Sad but not unexpected to see General Convention devolve into this silliness. I can see why several of the deputies from my diocese did not want to be around to see this. I look forward to reading John Burwell’s+  daily report tomorrow. Should be a good way to start the day with a smile if not an actual chuckle!

[4] Posted by SC blu cat lady on 7-12-2012 at 02:12 PM · [top]

How daring and spontanious!  Joyfully uninhibited!

[5] Posted by evan miller on 7-12-2012 at 02:15 PM · [top]

Only is TEC could some blue-haired ladies and pot-bellied baldies be considered “youth”.

[6] Posted by Looking for Leaders on 7-12-2012 at 02:16 PM · [top]

“spontaneous.”  My bad.

[7] Posted by evan miller on 7-12-2012 at 02:16 PM · [top]

Folks, the headline is a joke. Some of you need more irony in your diets….

[8] Posted by David Fischler on 7-12-2012 at 02:35 PM · [top]

They’re just happy because it is over.  The problem is it is not just General Convention that is over but the Episcopal Organization.  It will be a few years before these “youth” realize that TEo is even more bankrupt than Social Security.

[9] Posted by ToAllTheWorld on 7-12-2012 at 02:38 PM · [top]

David (#8), my comments still stand.

[10] Posted by evan miller on 7-12-2012 at 02:43 PM · [top]

#8, We understand! Still the stupidity and silliness of anyone doing this at what is supposed to be a serious convention is just beyond ridiculous regardless of age!

[11] Posted by SC blu cat lady on 7-12-2012 at 03:02 PM · [top]

#11, agreed!

[12] Posted by David Fischler on 7-12-2012 at 03:06 PM · [top]

#11, I have had the pleasure of knowing more than a couple of dozen South Carolina Episcopalians. My family enjoyed a wonderful stay in your state a few years back and were invited to church by complete strangers. I have known your hospitable ways and your wonderful sense of humor. Although I have not met your current bishop, I did meet Bishop Salmon in the airport when I flew there to spend some time at the retreat center (St. Christopher’s?) and he graciously gave me twenty minutes of his time. Based on all the above, you will not be able to convince me that, throughout the entirety of a diocesan convention held in South Carolina, that all Episcopalians are stony-faced, dead serious, and if anyone injects the least bit of levity, they are forced to eat a bowl of instant grits.

There are times in such parish, diocese, and national gatherings to laugh, to cry, and to get down to business. Not knowing the context, I am willing to cut the people in this picture some slack. Your delegates and mine have been stuck there for days. I, blessedly, have not…and for that, and all God’s many good gifts, I praise His holy name.

Kindly do not interpret this comment as my regarding the decisions of General Convention to be worth the paper they are printed on.

[13] Posted by Pressing On on 7-12-2012 at 03:17 PM · [top]

Don’t begrudge a little silliness or fun - there seemed to be precious little of it there. Is the woman at the end of lie out of step? Perhaps that is the metaphor.

[14] Posted by Don+ on 7-12-2012 at 03:17 PM · [top]

Perfect metaphor for the lot of them.

[15] Posted by St. Nikao on 7-12-2012 at 03:32 PM · [top]

I am on staff at the St. Michael’s Conference for Youth, Midwest (in Michigan) this week and we have 60 people between the ages of 12 and 20 here.  We did square dance on Tuesday night as an evening activity, but we have had solid Anglo-catholic worship, full-faith classes and discussions, and a positive biblically sound time of fellowship in community since Sunday evening.  I’ll take this over General Convention anyday!

[16] Posted by stjohnsrector on 7-12-2012 at 03:37 PM · [top]

If the morons who went to GC did nothing else except do the Conga Line and left all theological and governance issues alone, that would be fine with me.

[17] Posted by All-Is-True on 7-12-2012 at 03:40 PM · [top]

Pressing on,
While I don’t begrude anyone some fun, why now? Having watched and listened to live video stream just a few days ago, you would have thought they were discussing the most important resolutions in the world with utmost seriousness and attention to parliamentary detail. Silly, you bet. So it is what it is. *shrug*

Thankfully this fiasco of a “convention” is coming to close soon and we won’t have to be bothered with General Convention for another three years. To that,  I sayPRAISE THE LORD!

Storm brewing here- later!

[18] Posted by SC blu cat lady on 7-12-2012 at 03:46 PM · [top]

stjohnsrector, I know envy is a sin ... blessings on you and the youth you served!

[19] Posted by oscewicee on 7-12-2012 at 04:14 PM · [top]

For those of you who think I am *irony-challenged*, may I present the following piece of irony and satireWhat if Screwtape were at General Convention penned by Belton Zeigler, deputy from the Diocese of Upper South Carolina and The Rev. John Ohmer, staff writer for Centeraisle (Diocese of VA).

Here is a description.
The sleep-deprived minds of Deputy Belton Zeigler, Upper South Carolina, and Center Aisle writer John Ohmer got to wondering about “The Screwtape Letters.” If there was an update for General Convention to C.S. Lewis’ famous exchange between two devils, in which the senior devil advises his nephew on how to win over a human soul, how might it read?

This is really one of the best laughs I have had in a very long time especially about General Convention.  Enjoy!

[20] Posted by SC blu cat lady on 7-12-2012 at 06:50 PM · [top]

If you’re under 70, I think that may be under the median age of a ‘Piskie.  Youth indeed.

[21] Posted by Bill2 on 7-12-2012 at 10:17 PM · [top]

Happy it’s over? Are you kidding? GC is the highlight of their triennium, the only chance they have to be with the rest of the ever-diminishing number of like-minded ‘60s wackos still intent on sticking it to The (Son of) Man. I hope they enjoyed this year’s mountain-top experience because things back home (with the haters, dontcha know) aren’t going to be as much fun.

[22] Posted by polycarp on 7-12-2012 at 10:58 PM · [top]

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