Tuesday, June 20, 2006

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Breaking: Joint session of Bishops & Deputies Tomorrow
June 20th, 2006 posted by kendall at 7:27 pm

Check it out.

As I said, it isn’t over.

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‘Boston tea party’ as US radicals defy Canterbury
June 20th, 2006 posted by kendall at 7:24 pm

Conservatives tried to seek a vote calling for a mandatory moratorium, using the exact words of the Windsor Report. But the motion was declared “out of order” because it would have required a constitutional change to allow the convention to bind its dioceses.
The motion that actually came up for a vote said simply that the convention was “obliged to urge” the Church “to refrain from the nomination, election, consent to, and consecration of bishops whose manner of life presents a challenge to the wider church and will lead to further strains on communion”.

The Rev George Werner, the chairman of the House of Deputies, said the motion was constitutional because “ ‘Urge’ is not mandatory and the implication of this is temporary”.
Nevertheless, liberals and traditionalists combined to defeat the motion, with conservative Fort Worth voting alongside liberal New Hampshire, infuriating many in the middle.

The motion was defeated 71-38 among lay delegations and 67-44 among the clergy in the House of Deputies.

“You can feel underneath the surface of this process that we do not want to give up and we do not want to give in,” said the Rev Canon Kendall Harmon, a leading traditionalist churchman. “It feels very America-first to me.”

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Episcopal Church group rejects curb on gay bishops
June 20th, 2006 posted by kendall at 7:23 pm

A proposal for the U.S. Episcopal Church to impose an unofficial moratorium on ordaining more openly gay bishops was rejected on Tuesday in a vote that could further roil relations with fellow Anglicans worldwide.

The issue is not completely dead since the triennial convention of the 2.3-million-member U.S. church will not close until Wednesday evening and the issue could be revived.
But the rejection by one of two legislative policy-making houses meeting in Columbus, Ohio, makes it less likely that the church will impose a moratorium on future gay bishops as the Anglican church spiritual leadership had suggested.

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Heading Back to the House of Deputies
June 20th, 2006 posted by kendall at 7:21 pm

We have a nightime session beginning at 7:30. There will very likely be an attempt to introduce something in regard to the Windsor Report at some point. Please understand that this is not over until it is over.

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June 20th, 2006 posted by admin at 7:09 pm

- BREAKING: House of Bishops take up discussion of Windsor

- Gene Robinson speaks to the House on Windsor;

Gene Robinson on response to Windsor … (Various)

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A Word From the CaNNet Overlords
June 20th, 2006 posted by admin at 7:06 pm

While Kendall is slaving in the to-and-fro of General Convention, we owe many thanks to all the associate editing elves for faithfully posting, editing, and fighting their way through the web-traffic to post things here, and over at the CaNN GC06 page. It’s been a long month since GC began, it seems.

(1) There’s still lots & regular news over at the CaNN GC06 page, as well as Stand Firm, Mary Ailes’ BabyBlue, and Anglican Mainstream.

(2) Thanks to Mike the tireless Tech-Elf for his work in stabilizing this overloaded network.. on the first day of GC, CaNNet had more than 50 000 hits. It only went up from there. Please remember to donate.

(3) Thanks for your patience with this media-revolution. Your prayers and attention via our coverage is making a tremendous difference for the good in this crisis.

Fr. BinksCaNN News Editor

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New Video of Kendall on Stand Firm
June 20th, 2006 posted by admin at 6:02 pm

click here

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Response from Canon Martyn Minns
June 20th, 2006 posted by admin at 5:47 pm

Response from Canon Martyn Minns, Truro

Sadly this - the overwhelming rejection of resolution 161 - shows that the Special Committee was asked to do an impossible job, the gap is unbridegeable. It reveals that within this convention there are two different churches with two irreconcilable truth claims.

However these two churches were united in their desire for clarity.
This is clear. ECUSA is not willing to embrace the minimum requirements of the Windsor Report.

Unhappily, this decision seems to show that ECUSA has chosen to walk apart from the rest of the Anglican Communion.

Canon Martyn MinnsTruro ChurchAmerican Anglican Council

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