The 123rd Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Church in D.C. passed a trifecta of resolutions Saturday to replace all gendered pronouns referring to God with gender neutral pronouns, oppose laws against illegal immigration, and open traditionally gender restricted congregational roles and facilities, like bathrooms, to transgender individuals. The convention, held at the Washington National Cathedral, passed the resolutions within an hour, according to The Institute On Religion & Democracy.Tucker Carlson interviewed a priest from a liberal parish in Dupont Circle who introduced two of the resolutions. Watch the clergyman jump through hoops to defend it.
To an ECUSA-watcher (Episcopal Church USA), this is no surprise. ECUSA's been nuts for years! A minority of believers continue to fight the dark empire. I used to get their rebel magazine which I don't think is published any more. Perhaps they all gave up and left. Many congregations are exiting en masse to join either the Catholic Church or more traditional provinces. I have to admit that, since Pope Francis was elected, I feel the rebels' pain. But we have the blessing of solid doctrine protected by the Holy Spirit. Even a bad pope can't destroy the faith even if he's giving it the old college try.
With regard to ECUSA though, why would anyone stay in a Church whose motto is "Loving, Liberating and Life Giving" but interprets those words to endorse same sex "marriage," cross-dressing clergy, and killing children before birth? Is that really the answer to WWJD (What Would Jesus Do)?
Well, Tucker explains his reason -- inertia. Here's what he said about the Episcopal Church in a 2013 interview:
You grew up an Episcopalian? I was baptized an Episcopalian. I grew up in California in basically a very secular family. In 10th grade, I went to boarding school in New England and started dating the daughter of the headmaster, who was an Episcopal priest. She was a very strong Christian, and still is. And I married her. She convinced me to take a look at the possibility of there being something beyond me, and I’m glad she did.
What did that outlook lead to? I became convinced of God’s existence. We still go to the Episcopal Church for all kinds of complicated reasons, but I truly despise the Episcopal Church in a lot of ways. They’re for gay marriage because it’s trendy. It’s another way to express how hip they are. They don’t care at all what God thinks of it, because they actually don’t believe in God. And then the fact that they sanction abortion. Are you joking? A church is for abortion? What?
You said you and your family go to an Episcopal church for all kinds of complicated reasons. Could you un-complicate that for us? Part of it’s inertia. Part is we really like the people. Part is that’s the world I grew up in. I love the liturgy. I can recite it without looking at it. Dumb stuff like that. Am I going to defend that? No. It’s totally indefensible. I’m a shallow guy! That’s why I still go to the Episcopal Church. But I like it! I just don’t want to think too hard about my money going to these pompous, blowhard, pagan creeps who run the church!
And what do your kids think about those pompous folks? When the chaplain is some twice-divorced, recovering alcoholic, 50-year-old woman who talks about Hinduism exclusively, my kids are like, “You’re a loser.” And they’re right! So it’s sad.You just gotta love Tucker Carlson's outspoken honesty. Let's pray for Tucker and his family and all Episcopalians to find the truth in the Church Jesus Christ founded on the rock, rather than one begun by a lust-driven murderous English tyrant.
Come, Lord Jesus!