Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Episcopal leader shows her ‘depth’ at East Tennessee convention

February 13th, 2007 posted by kendall at 10:13 am

Primates from provinces abroad have objected to Jeffert Schori’s accepting stance on homosexuality.

And, the presiding bishop continues to receive flak for saying Christianity is one truth among many.

Still, all the squirming does nothing to change her outspoken opinions.

“Christianity in its breadth says that God became human in Jesus, that God revealed God’s full self in Jesus,” Jefferts Schori said in an interview with the News Sentinel. “It does not overtly say that God has never been present anywhere else, and I think that’s what irritates people.

“There is a desire to say ‘Well, I have the fullness of the truth, and there can’t possibly be any truth anywhere else.’ And if that’s our understanding of God, it’s too small.”

The former bishop of Nevada said this was her first visit to East Tennessee.

Next week she will meet for the first time in Tanzania at a global meeting with the other 37 primates, some of whom have been her loudest critics.

Jefferts Schori said she has heard rumors that some primates may refuse to be seated with her at the same table or that the Episcopal Church may be attacked for having “walked apart” from the Anglican Communion.

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