Breaking! Statement from the delegation of the Diocese of South Carolina

Posted: July 17, 2009 by limabean03 in Anglican Communion, Thought and Practice in the Diocese of South Carolina

This was given to StandFirminfaith to be read at the General Convention of the Episcopal Church by the delegates of the Diocese of South Carolina.

Madam President

South Carolina stands before you with broken hearts. By passing Resolution D025 and C056 this General Convention has overturned the clear and consistent teaching of Holy Scripture and the Christian Church. We will have repudiated the teaching and practice of the Anglican Communion. The Communion’s patience and generosity toward the Episcopal Church makes our persistent refusal to heed their requests to us to honor the called for moratoria all the more devastating.

Many of us us here this morning, and in Dioceses, parishes, and pews throughout the Episcopal Church, disavow this General Convention’s actions. Will will now prayerfully seek ways to be faithful to the Anglican Communion and to the mutual responsibility and interdependence to which we are called, no matter what the cost.

you can read it here

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