The Communiqué

Well, it’s with us. The clone has a good summary.

Here are the direct disciplinary requirements:

  1. The House of Bishops of TEC needs to make a statement that all it’s members will unequivocally NOT authorise or allow any same-sex blessings in theit dioceses or TEC as a whole
  2. The House of Bishops of TEC needs to make a statement that all it’s members will unequivocally NOT consent to the consecration of any person as a Bishop who is living in a same-sex union
  3. Both these unequivocal statements need to be delivered by September 30th 2007 – Failure to do so will have “consequences for the full participation of the Church in the life of the Communion”

It is, frankly, inconceivable that TEC will sign up to these. They have charted a clear path in the opposite direction. Plus, it would make the position of Gene Robinson untenable – he falls under both of the proscriptions.

This is good news. Schori will, no doubt, have claimed that TEC hasn’t been able to respond. It’s on the table now, unequivocably – put up or pack your bags.

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