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I’ve been an Episcopalian for 16 years (born and raised Lutheran) when my husband (a fallen away Unitarian — if that isn’t oxymoronic) and I took our 2-year-old to the church a mile away on Easter Sunday. We figured he needed a dose of institutional morality in his young life. We were greeted by a friendly, Bible believing Christian Rector who stole our hearts and changed our lives — especially my “I don’t believe in three Gods” husband. He now rivals anyone in his Christian apology.
That Church has been part of our lives since then. And aside from one brief interlude (calling an ultra-liberal Rector who fooled us and who spent too much time with on-line porn to remain in place) it has been a haven. Our current priest is a Godly Anglo-Catholic man who is deeply troubled by what is transpiring. His pension and his medical insurance are tied to the National Church. His wife who suffered an aneurysm last year is, if he leaves, uninsurable, which adds to his distress. But he went to Plano and he is determined to stand on his principles.p>I am also employed at the Church. The week after General Convention we laid out the weekly bulletin and included “The Church’s one foundation” as the post-communion hymn. There were many tears that morning… Many of those who have written to you advise you to go somewhere else. Yes, we could, but you and I both know it’s just not that easy. I am so angry at those selfish men and women who are playing Church and playing with our lives so they can consider themselves progressive and superior. If this was a serious theological schism it would be worth the fight, but those who have done this are so unserious and so vapid that it makes the tragedy all the more extreme. Their “cause” is so ridiculous. We don’t know what will happen to the Episcopal Church or the Anglican Church for that matter. But we do know what will happen to His Church. We do know the end of the story. He wins. We can all rest in that knowledge. Thank you for your article. And bless you and your family. br> — Pam Lange br> Chagrin Falls, Ohio br> /p>
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