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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 11:13 PM
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38. Another happy convert
I used to be Lutheran, but they've gotten so "family oriented" and suburban in the past twenty years that I as an older single "city mouse" no longer feel at home.

I know what you mean about Anglo-Catholics being heavily gay. I attended an Anglo-Catholic parish for part of the time I was in graduate school, and I swear, half the congregation and, for part of the time, all the clergy, were gay, and the parishioners, at least, were not closeted.

That's what makes the whole schism thing so odd.
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  -Calif. diocese votes to split with Episcopal Church over role of gays and lesbians XemaSab  Dec-08-07 06:13 PM   #0 
  - Knuckle draggers indeed  dbackjon   Dec-08-07 06:19 PM   #1 
  - This is what Scaife and Ahmanson have been financing.  Joe Bacon   Dec-10-07 07:33 AM   #57 
  - good -- just remember the pension money and the property stay with the church. nt  xchrom   Dec-08-07 06:28 PM   #2 
  - So the Freepers Will Have to Find Their Own Church  AndyTiedye   Dec-08-07 06:39 PM   #5 
  - That's Freepertown  AndyTiedye   Dec-08-07 06:37 PM   #3 
  - It's also the home of K-Fed.  XemaSab   Dec-08-07 06:38 PM   #4 
  - But it's the whole diocese that voted.  mycritters2   Dec-08-07 06:50 PM   #7 
  - but that doesn't mean they get the pension money or the property --  xchrom   Dec-08-07 08:32 PM   #21 
     - There's a parish here where the separatists took over the church.  flamingyouth   Dec-08-07 08:36 PM   #22 
        - yeah -- i know the organizaton -- blech -- so who is your new bishop?  xchrom   Dec-08-07 08:41 PM   #25 
           - Greg Rickel.  flamingyouth   Dec-08-07 08:51 PM   #29 
              - yay! and he knows about tequila? -- better than sherry. -- glad to hear it. nt  xchrom   Dec-08-07 08:53 PM   #30 
  - And also the home of Audra McDonald  Le Taz Hot   Dec-09-07 10:37 AM   #45 
     - Hopefully It is Home of Enough Non-Bigoted Episcopalians to Form a New Diocese  AndyTiedye   Dec-09-07 10:13 PM   #53 
        - Well, being a died-in-the-wool  Le Taz Hot   Dec-10-07 02:53 AM   #55 
  - For the Bible Tells Me So--new documentary  mnhtnbb   Dec-08-07 06:40 PM   #6 
  - Haven't seen that yet, but several fellow parishioners recommended it.  flamingyouth   Dec-08-07 08:30 PM   #20 
  - Their bishop is a self-loathing closet queen. Seriously.  QC   Dec-08-07 06:52 PM   #8 
  - re. Their bishop is a self-loathing closet queen. Seriously.  peterriskind   Dec-09-07 09:58 PM   #52 
  - All people who hate gays must be gays themselves!!!  Saint Etienne17   Dec-10-07 10:53 AM   #63 
     - Just those who have chosen homophobia as a career  TrogL   Dec-10-07 12:47 PM   #68 
        - damn thanks for the info  Saint Etienne17   Dec-10-07 01:08 PM   #69 
  - That is the heart...  Tandalayo_Scheisskopf   Dec-08-07 06:55 PM   #9 
  - There are some very progressive Methodists in the area.  XemaSab   Dec-08-07 07:04 PM   #10 
  - I'm a Methodist  xmas74   Dec-08-07 08:21 PM   #14 
  - Scaife is funding the secessionists? I don't keep up with the news, evidently.  nealmhughes   Dec-09-07 12:50 AM   #41 
  - Scaife, Ahmenson and Viguerie.  Tandalayo_Scheisskopf   Dec-09-07 12:00 PM   #49 
  - The names attached to that money are very familiar to DUers.  annabanana   Dec-09-07 11:51 AM   #48 
  - Why don't they just become Catholics?  hunter   Dec-08-07 07:18 PM   #11 
  - Well, they claim to be Anglo-Catholic, but they are actually holy rollers.  QC   Dec-08-07 07:24 PM   #12 
     - They've just joined a very traditional Anglican diocese.  flamingyouth   Dec-08-07 08:25 PM   #15 
     - Yep, Southern Cone is probably the least Anglican province in the world.  QC   Dec-08-07 08:45 PM   #26 
     - if you want to see some anglo-catholicism -- come to san francisco  xchrom   Dec-08-07 08:38 PM   #23 
     - Anglo-Catholicism has always been very, very, very gay,  QC   Dec-08-07 08:48 PM   #28 
        - OK, that explains it  TrogL   Dec-10-07 10:25 AM   #61 
     - My God, they have a "prophet." We're satisfied with a bishop, pesiding bishop and primate  nealmhughes   Dec-09-07 04:16 PM   #51 
     - Oh my goodness.  hunter   Dec-09-07 10:48 PM   #54 
  - It is only one diocese in California. The Episcopal Church has stood tall  MasonJar   Dec-08-07 07:39 PM   #13 
  - Thank you.  flamingyouth   Dec-08-07 08:29 PM   #18 
  - Yes indeed.  Fenris   Dec-08-07 08:30 PM   #19 
  - me too. nt  xchrom   Dec-08-07 08:39 PM   #24 
  - Any ideas on why the Fresno area diocese is so conservative?  Rowdyboy   Dec-08-07 08:46 PM   #27 
  - The shismatic stuff is mostly clergy driven.  QC   Dec-08-07 08:57 PM   #31 
     - A fundamentalist California Episcopal bishop.....what a long strange trip its been....  Rowdyboy   Dec-08-07 10:25 PM   #37 
     - Could it be that in Mississippi, the Episcopalians function as the  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-10-07 01:45 PM   #70 
     - It's a two-way street  XemaSab   Dec-09-07 12:05 AM   #40 
  - Another happy convert  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-08-07 11:13 PM   #38 
  - Well, they won't be missed nt  SillyFlower   Dec-08-07 08:26 PM   #16 
  - My favorite line: "I know what it feels like to be a minority."  flamingyouth   Dec-08-07 08:27 PM   #17 
  - Time for the PB to cut their bishop loose  JerseygirlCT   Dec-08-07 09:52 PM   #32 
  - He gets two months to recant.  QC   Dec-08-07 09:56 PM   #33 
     - I know. There will be lawsuits galore, and plenty of  JerseygirlCT   Dec-08-07 09:58 PM   #34 
        - The ABC will probably issue in a week or two some ambiguous,  QC   Dec-08-07 10:03 PM   #35 
           - Tutu would certainly be terrific! nt  JerseygirlCT   Dec-08-07 10:18 PM   #36 
  - The fact that the San Joaquin Valley is actually in California is just a technicality..  progressivebydesign   Dec-08-07 11:18 PM   #39 
  - Not to mention the Sacramento Valley, the mountains, and um... the desert  XemaSab   Dec-09-07 12:52 AM   #42 
  - Being Anti-Catholic has always been a large part of the Protestant identity here.  hunter   Dec-09-07 01:59 AM   #43 
     - ex-patriot of Fresno. Explains whats up with Fresno  annm4peace   Dec-09-07 10:24 AM   #44 
        - It has everything to do with the money and control of the media...  hunter   Dec-09-07 12:11 PM   #50 
  - "immigrants" from the south  kineneb   Dec-10-07 11:33 AM   #65 
  - Just in case you think all of Fresno's residents  Le Taz Hot   Dec-09-07 10:43 AM   #46 
  - Sorry.  XemaSab   Dec-09-07 11:00 AM   #47 
  - who would have thought  boricua79   Dec-10-07 07:00 AM   #56 
  - California is not a liberal state.  QC   Dec-10-07 08:54 AM   #58 
     - wow...  boricua79   Dec-10-07 10:01 AM   #60 
     - Better roads?  LeftyMom   Dec-10-07 11:15 AM   #64 
  - Latest News: Canterbury Disavows San Joaquin Secession  QC   Dec-10-07 08:57 AM   #59 
  - Let's just have the schism and get it over with  TrogL   Dec-10-07 10:30 AM   #62 
     - I hear you  kineneb   Dec-10-07 11:45 AM   #66 
     - My parish used to have a happyclappy service at 10:30,  QC   Dec-10-07 12:23 PM   #67 
     - The Anglican Journal showed up today  TrogL   Dec-11-07 01:13 AM   #71 
 

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