I sure don’t want to be beating up on the Episcopal Church, which is far too easy target for conservatives, but as a commentary on cutting-edge theological and ecclesiological thinking, this just begs to be noticed. It’s from a story about TEC’s House of Bishops voting to outlaw discrimination against transgenders for ministry:
Bishop Mark Lawrence of South Carolina spoke against the resolution arguing that marriage (between a man and a woman) is the only given in creation. “[Transgenderism] is an idol that will break us. The whole range of transgenderism goes contrary to the gay and lesbian debate. We are abandoning all forms of givenness.”
Mark Andrus, Bishop of California, told Bishop Waldo that the confusion is why it should be approved. The resolution passed.
The confusion is why it should be approved. For pure hathotic pleasure, that cannot be improved upon.