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  •  We are NOT silent. No one covers us. (10+ / 0-)

    Look what happened to Bishop Robinson at the inauguration in '09. Media refused to cover it, but they DID cover Rick Warren's invocation.

    The Episcopal Church routinely passes resolutions in our bicameral church legislature (called General Assembly) against homophobia, sexism, racism, and calls for action against homelessness, hunger, and oppression.

    NO ONE in the media covers this. We're not the only church that does stuff like that, either.

    We are the third largest group of Christians on the planet and NO ONE is interested in what we do, because it's NOT SEXY.

    The only reason some Americans are even aware of the Episcopal Church is because we have LGBT clergy and bishops and a woman Primate.

    We are NOT silent, and to quote my late husband, Terun, "I Will Not Be Silent!".

    Terun was interesting: his spirituality was mixed between Anglicanism and Irioquois/Mohawk spirituality. Now there is a great creation legend I'd love to see attacked here: a pregnant woman falling out of the sky. Let's get busy putting the Iriqouis Nation in their place!

    Pope Francis: the Thumb of Christ in the eyes of the Pharisees.

    by commonmass on Sun Apr 20, 2014 at 12:18:08 PM PDT

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    •  You know that the fall back is (2+ / 0-)
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      "Well it's in the bible so I can't say they are wrong"

      So I'm left with little recourse but to shame them into it. A long haul admittedly but well worth it.

    •  And Anglicanism is huge here (2+ / 0-)
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      so if they wanted to they could ask their flock to address the media ignoring those not engaged in Stochiastic Terrorism.

      Do you want a list of numbers for them to call ?

      •  I know who to get ahold of. I know Bishop (5+ / 0-)

        Robinson personally and you know that. In fact, my Magnificat and Nunc Dimmitis is dedicated to him and was sung for the first time in his presence and in his honor.

        The problem with North American Anglicans is that we tend to keep to ourselves. We'd never try to convert anyone.

        I think we, as a Christian denomination, and a very large one world-wide, would do better if we spoke out a bit more.

        The Episcopal Church did, however, speak out against African Anglican trying to outlaw homosexuality. Of course, no one heard about that. Why our Presiding Bishop/Primate, Katherine Jefferts-Schori doesn't go on Maddow to talk about it, well, perhaps I'll email her and ask.

        Pope Francis: the Thumb of Christ in the eyes of the Pharisees.

        by commonmass on Sun Apr 20, 2014 at 12:57:57 PM PDT

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    •  Agreed. I didn't "give up the mic". But bigots (1+ / 0-)
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      only hear what they want to hear.  It fits their belief to ignore evidence that does not support their sweeping generalization and to only pay heed to evidence that does support their sweeping generalization.  

      Government works when you elect those who want it to. --askyron (2013)

      by Simul Iustus et Peccator on Sun Apr 20, 2014 at 03:46:26 PM PDT

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