Friday, June 08, 2012
To Disaffected Roman Catholics et al
To all of our disaffected Roman Catholic sisters and brothers; Nuns, Clergy, laypeople, divorced, gay, etc. to those of you tired of the rants on abortion and lack of care for the kids we already have on the planet suffering under oppression, poverty and war, to those of you fed up with the marginalization of gay folks, and a church that continues to fumble its way through the child abuse scandal;
To the Religious of America, courageous nuns who have stood by the poor and for women's rights, and have given great comfort to all people without regard to sexual orientation, and now face the ire of the papacy;
To my Methodist friends who are utterly put out over the Church's stand on homosexuality, how far Methodism has come from those days when she stood foursquare with the poor and the working people of England and elsewhere.
To disenchanted evangelicals to all others who find the National conversation on Race, Ethnicity, Class, Gender and Orientation to be taking a decided turn away from the teachings of Jesus,
In the Name of the Church I invite you to consider The Episcopal Church
The Holy Father has made provision for disaffected Anglicans/Episcopalians to "come over" to Rome.
It is now time we make the same provision for those disaffected by a male dominated misogynistic organization that marginalizes vast stores of humanity from the heart of God.
Consider if you will one church that sees itself with Biblical clarity as "A House of Prayer for ALL People" The Episcopal Church in the United States of America.