815 Out and Out Ignores Remaining Faithful Member of Standing Committee Who Asked to Be Recognized Such at San Joaquin Convention Farce

Read it all. I am extremely proud of Fr. Rob Eaton for his stand.

The dumb part is that 815 will finance the “new” Diocese of San Joaquin for a few years until litigation resolves, then merge it into other Dioceses. Mark my words.

5 Responses to “815 Out and Out Ignores Remaining Faithful Member of Standing Committee Who Asked to Be Recognized Such at San Joaquin Convention Farce”

  1. 1 Jeffersonian March 30, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    I was once of the mind that Schori and her stooges were modern-day Bolsheviks, but I think the more apt comparison is with the Khmer Rouge. Telling Fr. Eaton to, in a sense, sit down and shut up, they’ve shown what they’re really after here: a Year Zero. They want nothing less than the remaking of TEO in their own image and anyone or anything that stands in their way will be removed. Period.

    +Bruce had better watch for that laser dot on his chest.

  2. 2 Matthew March 31, 2008 at 1:44 am

    It’s a wonderful and humbling thing when someone actually speaks truth to power. He’s an inspiration to us all.

  3. 3 Mad Potter April 1, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Brad, What Rob Eaton needed to do was say very clearly and very quickly that he was an Episcopalian and not leaving The Episcopal Church. His web blog, “Surrounded: A weblog of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin”, brings into question just what diocese he belongs to. The link to the diocese web site is http://www.sjoaquin.net. That link goes to +JDS’s diocese.

    So there were six, now there are three, and one of them seems to be unable to decide.

  4. 4 Mad Potter April 1, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Brad, another thought. Addressing your comment, I think that any thinking person realizes that it is a long shot for the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin to survive as a diocese without some real growth. I wonder if +JDS’s diocese is now large enough to be viable?

    But, in our system, congregations are under the authority of a bishop. Congregations don’t get to pick a diocese to belong to. They needed new leadership to have a chance, or for an orderly transfer to neighbor dioceses. (I would think).

    So, I think there is a very good chance you are right in the long run. I don’t think that makes the recent special convention unnecessary.

    I also wonder if the diocese lead by +JDS currently has any connection to Canterbury and the Anglican Communion. You orthodox keep sweeping under the carpet the fact that Southern Cone can’t have a diocese outside of South America, and +JDS is too old to be an active bishop in Southern Cone. There have been comments on the blogs restating that it is temporary until….Well, TEC is not going to reverse course, and the other option, an alternate Anglican province in North America, will have to wait for the Global South communion to take off.

    one way or another, it is a mess

  5. 5 rgeaton April 2, 2008 at 6:48 am

    Mad Potter,
    I’ve answered that at Surrounded. It was an oversight.

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