The Faustian Bargain of the Communion Partner Episcopal Bishops

Jul 11, 2018 by

by David Virtue, VOL:

To head off the real and distinct probability that the next Episcopal General Convention will pass a resolution mandating rites for same sex marriage in every diocese, seven relatively orthodox bishops have cut a deal with the devil to head that possibility off at the pass.

They have agreed to a resolution put forward by three liberal bishops to mandate Delegated Episcopal Pastoral Oversight (DEPO) in those dioceses where the bishops, but not necessarily all the priests, forbid sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman, and therefore will not allow same sex marriage.

I say relatively because these same bishops have openly homosexual priests or, at a minimum have pro LGBT affirming parishes in their dioceses, and nod, nod, wink, wink at their presence. Apparently, they have a don’t ask, don’t tell policy.

Here is a list of the 29 LGBT-friendly Episcopal churches in the seven “conservative” Communion Partner dioceses with only Springfield, under Bishop Daniel Martins, able to keep an LGBT group from latching on to his diocese, thus turning it into gay-friendly. All the other Communion Partner bishops have dioceses with gay friendly congregations identified on this website:

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