26.6.03

SEEKING WILLIAM BREWSTER? Midwest Conservative Journal is all over the latest crack-up of the Episcopal Church. I liked this: "The Episcopal Church is like the UN. It has committees for every single topic or problem in the entire world. It probably even has a Standing Committee To Identify Topics or Problems That Don't Have Their Own Standing Committees Yet(SCITPTDHTOSCY)." University senates have the same obsession. Then there's this on the self-marginalization of the Episcopal Church: "[i]f the conservatives walk, the liberal remnant becomes the United Church of Christ and nobody cares what those guys think about things." And if the conservatives view their mission as purifying, all sorts of things are possible. The Nigerian bishop gets it.

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