Notes From Resolutions Committee Meeting This Morning

The discussion of resolution #1 was contentious due to its call for a new province to replace TEC.  Some said this flew in the face of the Diocesan reconciliation efforts, the Communion Partners initiative, and made gay and lesbian members of our congregations feel bad and unwanted.  Frankly, I think these folks are reading way too much into resolution #1.  Additionally, some still have the pollyannish view that GC2009 will adopt the Anglican Covenant, when in fact it will either reject it outright or kick the ball down the road.

Resolution #2 and #3 did not have contentious discussion.

Resolution #4 had some discussion regarding the procedural irregularities of the recent House of Bishops depositions.

I am betting that all resolutions will make it to the floor, with all being recommended to pass except #1.

1 Response to “Notes From Resolutions Committee Meeting This Morning”

  1. 1 Richard Naff October 11, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    I’m glad resolution #1 has been revised from the earlier posting you gave. It makes sense, now, rather than being the “We can’t do everything so let’s do nothing” language of the first draft.

    I don’t see any problem with resolution #1, but I can understand there are those who don’t want to acknowledge any errors in +Duncan’s deposition. The resolution speaks for itself, though, and makes its point.

    As to resolution #2 and the way forward, it, too, now makes its point clear. I don’t agree with it, but I don’t live in the diocese. Much of my distant family does, though, so I am watching this meeting carefully and prayerfully.

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