Presiding Bishop and Other Liberals Declare War On Daughters of the King

Yes, you heard that right. A most sordid state of affairs. The Living Church has this as well, and Hills of the North has more information.

Of course, the idea is to make DOK membership and communion with the Anglican Communion the exclusive right of Episcopalians, forcing conservatives who have ties to either organization as part of their spirituality to stay put in the Episcopal Church, despite the Episcopal Church’s wholesale repudiation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in favor of a secular/cosmic-humanist/marxist combo worldview in the church, where you can believe whatever you want so long as you don’t buck the hierarchy and don’t buck the liberal evolutionary trend.

I hope that every member of the Daughters of the King who has perhaps held onto an idea that, come what may in the Episcopal Church, the commitment of this organization to Christ is unflappable, and who could not imagine that anyone in the Episcopal Church would declare war on such a benevolent and spiritually uplifting organization as this. Think again. The first female Presiding Bishop, rather than supporting this organization, is declaring war on it.

Of course, this is not surprising to me. It is an organization that acknowledges the Kingship (read male leadership) of the actual person of Jesus Christ, not some etherial non-sexual Christ. This is incompatible with the Episcopal Church of today.

Although it is not surprising to me at this point, if someone had told me this would happen before GC2006, I could scarcely have believed it.

20 Responses to “Presiding Bishop and Other Liberals Declare War On Daughters of the King”

  1. 1 Katherine February 5, 2008 at 6:39 am

    Good point. I hadn’t thought of “the King” as a problem. But then, I am not a radical feminist. How sad that an assault on one of the few authentic women’s fellowships left is being led by a woman.

  2. 2 logout February 5, 2008 at 12:41 pm


    As a priest who has been blessed with DOK chapters in more than one parish I have served, I am appalled at the false accusations that have been raised against the Daughters of the King Tri-Annual Assembly. The change in the by-laws to provide seat, voice, and vote to the ecumenical chapters, including Anglican ones, was over-whelmingly passed. As for financial transparency, check out the DOK national website. The Daughters in my present parish are my go to “prayer warriors.’ I can depend upon them and am thankful for their spiritual suppport for me as their rector and for the parish family. Obvioulsy the PB is not a Daughter, but I am sure that she is on their prayer list.

    Canon G+

  3. 3 Athanasius Returns February 5, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    That Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori and her co-workers would declare war on DOK is surely indicative of the outright evil behavior they are capable of. In light of this latest episode, I would like to see institutionalists such as the ACI and Bishop Howe defend staying in TEC.

  4. 4 Joe Roberts February 5, 2008 at 6:10 pm


    Nothing surprising here! There is no depth low enough to which +KJS and those whom she leads won’t crawl in their methodical march to transform our beloved Episcopal Church from a Church of God practicing the Historic Faith into an organization masquerading as a church but in truth being nothing more than a secular organization dedicated to a modern progressive view of “social justice”. Reading some of the reporting out there in blogland, it seems that DoK’s “sin” has been to open its membership to those of other Christian faith denominations and even worse to Anglicans that have become disenchanted with TEC. Add to that the fact that their chaplain is +John Howe (an on again, off again, friend of orthodox Episcopalians), and one can see how DoK would be viewed with disdain by TEC’s progressives.

    To my fellow Brother’s of Saint Andrew (the men’s organization akin to DoK), do not be surprised if we, too, come under fire. Like DoK, our membership extends beyond TEC and the BSA national chaplain is our own +Bruce MacPherson.

    Onward Christian Soldiers!!!

    God’s peace to you, Brad.


  5. 5 Carlene Riley February 5, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    After being a Daughter since 1980 and serving my Lord in each parish family I have been priviledged to become a part of, as well as, holding offices at chapter level as well as Provincial and National levels in The Order of Daughters of the King, I can with all honesty say that The Order of the Daughters of the King was established as a religious Order…not an organization which is politically driven!!

    Daughters take vows to pray daily, which requires spiritual discipline and study; service regardless of the cost of discipleship; an evangelism. We are to be peacemakers and not seek to destroy those whose lives we come in contact with. Daughters are to be the cornerstone for prayer in their parishes and for the work of Christ in this world. DOK are, or should be, loyal to the one true leader in the Order…Christ Jesus!

    Daughters pray daily for the larger church, Clergy, yes, even the current PB, Bishops, those in seminary, vestry members, altar guilds, stewardship, EYC and their leaders, The Brotherhood of St. Andrew and their leadership, and all individuals who are placed on the monthly prayerlist by other DOK, clergy, the bishop or those who ask for prayers personally. In all chapters that I have been associated with no last names are used to keep the prayer list private and not be tempted to let the concerns of those who have requested prayer at risk for gossip!!!!!

    As Daughters, we can not raise money and have been, at least where I have been active, whether locally or nationally, good stewards of whatever assests God has blessed us with. Our Endowment Fund, Self Denial Fund and Master’s Fund have grown through the monetary gifts of individual DOK through the Order. Each of these Funds support Outreach Programs both here and aborad as well as educational grants for Christian education purposes.

    Now, I would like to address the Order failing to inform ALL the membership of the ammendments voted on at the 2006 Triennial. The entire membership was surveyed several times over the last 6 years, through our national publication The Royal Cross, concerning opening the Order to all those in communion with the Episcopal Church as well as churches with a historic episcopate. The surveys were tallied each time and each of them reflected a desire to include those churches, which certainly became apparent in Orland with 80% of the voting delegates voting in favor to do so. If those who have accused members of our National Council of not communicating with the entire membership did not know this, whose fault is that???

    I could continue on these issues forever but I pray those of you who read this will know and understand what a few politically driven women are truly about and what they have tried to accomplish through half-truths and unfounded accusations.

    DOK also

  6. 6 Janie Ripley February 6, 2008 at 3:09 pm


    I am a Daughter of the King, not the Queen. In Matthew 27:11 it reads: Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him “Are you the king of the Jews?” “Yes, it is as you say, Jesus replied.” Luke 23:3 it reads: “So Pilate asked Jesus, “Are you the king of the Jews?” “Yes, it is as you say,”Jesus replied. No where in the Bible does it refer to Jesus our Lord as Queen.

    A note to our Presiding Bishop: Canon G+ stated that he was certain you were on our DOK prayer list. I can speak for our DOK chapter that you are most definitely on our prayer list, and we will continue to pray for you, as long as you remain as our Presiding Bishop, out of respect and ask the same from you!

    For His Sake,

    Janie Ripley

  7. 7 moma t February 7, 2008 at 3:48 am

    Why should those of us DOK’s that are Anglicans be surprised that Schori is at war with us. What she needs to do is read the bylaws–we are not in communion with TEC, but are historic members of the Episcopate, as is the world wide Anglican/Episcopal church. Just because TEC thinks they are in charge, what they have forgotten is that we are an Order of prayer and service, and their petty politics will only make the RCs, Lutherns and Anglicans stand more firmly on the principles of the Order. They have the right to leave if they wish. I pray that the rest of us, which I think is a majority, will not back down to intimidation and threats from a Bishop that is a heretic. May God have mercy on all of us and implant in us the fervor to fight — Jesus is Lord and the Bible is our guide. Let us firmly remember that our vows of prayer are above the politics. We have made a Vow to God, not to TEC and a bunch of petty women with an agenda. Love in Christ, Moma T

  8. 8 Stella February 7, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    The African bishops are responsible for tearing apart the Order by forbidding women Anglicans with African bishops from celebrating and partaking of the Eucharist with their Episcopal sisters.

  9. 9 moma t February 8, 2008 at 3:26 am

    Stella, I am so glad you responded. What you report is not fact as far as i am aware. Not one Anglican Bishop has given us any orders not to participate. That is a rumor that has been fostered by TEC. We have been urged to stay in the Order as prayer and service to God is what our vows require. Once again the rumors against Anglicans, RC and Lutherns is a myth. We have one and only one allegiance, That is to follow Christ and His teachings, pray for the health of the one and holy catholic church, service our churches and pray for the welfare of those that are ill, in trouble spiritually. and in any need, as taught in the Prayers of the People, Rite 2. I hope that all of us that are DOKs and have made that vow truly take it to heart. Jesus is Lord and the Bible is our guide. I will pray for you, my sister, and I hope you will do the same for me. I will also pray that we can all find peace in the decisions that we have made as “prayer warriors” and put aside the rumors and inuendos that are floating around. This Sunday we will have a Dok meeting and will discuss what has transpired. Bishop Jeffers-Shori is sadly mistaken if she thinks we Anglican DOKS can be shaken from OUR VOWS. Search inside your own soul, and listen to what the Holy Spirit says. We must not allow this wonderful organization of women be torn asunder. May God have mercy on our souls, protect us from the works of the devil, and allow us to be the women of God that we are called to be. Love through Jesus Christ, Our Savior and Redeemer, Moma T

  10. 10 Stella February 9, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    As for Anglicans being ask to disassociate themselves from TEC DOK, you need to seek answers from Jacque C. (an Anglican asked to disassociate) who is on the National Council. She is chair of a committee (with National Council’s blessing) to gather the Anglican women who are DOK and who have been asked not to associate with the TEC DOK. Sorry for the inconvenience of this truth but Jacque C. can verify the actuality of this committee. The “rumor” is not a myth fostered by anyone….it is a fact.

    The Prov IV letter did not come to be at the request of the TEC pb. Many of the Prov IV bishops were concerned before the meeting at Sewanee and all the bishops present thought it of great enough importance to ask that that the National Council and Joan D. in particular be more forthcoming and responsive to DOK members.

    A large check ($10,000) was gifted to a “charity” from the DOK funds without the consent or prior knowledge of the full council. It took a lot of questions before that was acknowledged and still is a mystery where the money came from…other than the DOK. Written financial reports have not been given the National Council each time that they have met. When the Financial Reports have been posted on the DOK website they have been taken off and the re-posted several times for the same reporting period. It gives one pause as to the validity of any of the finances. I for one want to be a good steward of the resources which have been give to the DOK.

    A blog is for opinions, but you need knowledge of the facts before you can reach your point of view. Try contacting the dio pres of the DOK in your area and then the provincial leadership if you cannot get straight answers from the dio level. The national and provincial leadership is on the DOK website in “The Royal Cross”

  11. 11 moma t February 9, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Stella, check out- Our chapter will not leave until forced out by TEC. I wish you well. God’s peace. Moma T

  12. 12 Stella February 10, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    sorry…cannot call up no one wants you to leave…Stella

  13. 13 Betty February 11, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Stella, lease check your typing of the website “Moma t ” gave you. I have not logged on to it, but you have made an error in the typing on your blog. God Bless us all, FHS, B.

  14. 14 Betty February 11, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    And I failed to put the “p” before PLEASE!

  15. 15 Stella February 13, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Thanks, Betty….It surely is hard to get good help and good answers these days!! Stella

  16. 16 luna March 8, 2008 at 2:01 am

    Can someone help me understand this. Does the conflict with inclusion of gay bishops and women clergy have anything to do with the few DOK members trying to have this an Episcopal DOK only? Also, anything to do with the bigotted, hateful Nigerian bishop (who has said gays shouldn’t be allowed to live….)? Can someone clue me in to any truth or not in this whole situation. I don’t want to jump to conclusions.

    A concerned Episcopalian that just wants equality for ALL people – women, people of all races and GLBT – as Jesus would do.

  17. 17 DOK July 4, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Here are the facts (not emotion) of the DOK Triennial 2006:

    1) The bylaws call for 3 months posting to the entire membership, of any change to be made to the bylaws at a Triennial.
    2) DOK never posted the request of seating women who did not have a vote (they had seat and voice but no vote)as affiliate members.
    3) Sharon Lundgren seated affiliate members without posting this properly to the membership….and
    4) Sharon Lundren asked the delegates (including the women that were seated as delegates but had no vote as per the bylaws) to vote. This was an improper vote. This is what the controversy is about.

    TEC welcomes ALL baptized christians. It is the global south bishops and the pope that is asking for exclusivity. These are all facts and not emotion.


    An Honest DOK

  18. 18 Janine Bryant March 15, 2010 at 3:33 am

    We have to hold on to each other, regardless of what hierchies may do. Joan of Arc stood against the tempest of a persecuting French Court and an equally persecuting Church. They wanted to silence Her unique witness to the Gospel in the form of patriotism. The church burned her at the stake–that is the Hierchs of the church–not the faithful. To cover up this sin the church cannonized her in the twentieth century as a saint. But Joan of Arc would not care. She only cared about serving her King as we must serve ours. That king is Jesus Christ. If anyone, whether He or She say that Jesus is not our King and our Christ, then they are enemies of the cross of Christ. We are daughters of the King, we are sworn to his divine Patrimony which is the kingdom of heaven, and we are to do “what we can” For His Sake in our daily lives and in our parishes. We may be being called to wittnes to the true faith to our high clergy and bishops—but Jesus is our real and only bishop of souls. Our loyalty to the church is through him and him only.

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