All this in a church that is dying by degree; one that is preparing to sacrifice its children upon the altar of Moloch as it gets ready to authorize rites for same sex couples next week in General Convention 2012.
All these things have the expected effect on those of us opposed to the death march of Shori and GC. We cry at the loss of the innocents, we shake our fists at the apostates, but in the end we are forced to deal with the ashes left in her wake.
Of course, the Presiding Bishop just presides over the House of Bishops and can't be blamed for all the evil going on in the church today.
Or can she?
You see, the Episcopal church has made the argument in court that it is a hierarchal church and therefore the courts should stay out of any property disputes in TEc. Some courts have bought this argument, others (the Supreme Court of South Carolina) have not.
In a hierarchal church, when bad things happen, the buck has to stop at the top. The PB might argue that General Convention is the top, but she is not acting that way.
So if she is going to act like the head of the church, let her take the heat from the new movement that I am announcing today, the Occupy 815 movement.
This movement, in keeping with the precedent set by the other Occupy group, does not really need a mission statement or a clear listing of its beliefs.
All we need is a T-shirt.
And maybe a good folk song.
H/T you know who.
It is too late to rally the troops to protest outside General Convention next week, besides, there probably won't be much press coverage of our failing denomination.
It'll probably be too hot anyway.
I think I'll just occupy my cave.