Thursday, April 2, 2009

TEC is not beyond hope

With hat-tip to Titus One Nine, this is in from the Seattle Times:

"The Episcopal Church has defrocked Ann Holmes Redding, the Seattle Episcopal priest who announced in 2007 that she is both Christian and Muslim.

Bishop Geralyn Wolf of Rhode Island, who has disciplinary authority over Redding, informed the priest of her decision in a letter today.

Wolf found Redding to be "a woman of utmost integrity and their conversations over the past two years have been open, honest and respectful," according to a press release from the Diocese of Rhode Island.

"However, Bishop Wolf believes that a priest of the Church cannot be both a Christian and a Muslim."

"I am very sad," Redding had said Tuesday. "I'm sad at the loss of this cherished honor of having served as a priest."

She also said she was sad at what seems to her to be a narrow vision of what the church accepts."

Someone in TEC gets it: you cannot believe A and anti-A simultaneously!

But watch for the wailers and gnashers of teeth (including Ann Redding, above) who think the goodly Bishop Wolf is wrong or, worse, 'narrow'!

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