Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Breaking News: D025 Passes House of Deputies


78 yes
21 no
9 divided

carries by 72%

77 yes
19 no
11 divided

carries by 72%

(Note: divided is counted as no votes) - 2/3 majority in both orders

BB NOTE: The House of Deputies originally passed D025 on Sunday and sent it to the House of Bishops yesterday which added two amendments and passed it as well. Because of the amendments, the resolution was sent back to the House of Deputies which has now passed the amended resolution. This resolution lifts the moritorium requested by the Windsor Process on the election, ordination, and consecration of non-celibate homosexuals despite personal pleas from the Archbishop of Canterbury and the leadership of the Anglican Communion to retain the moritorium until a consensus on the issues is reached in the communion.


Anonymous said...

hmmmm .... makes you wonder about the whole ubuntu concept, doesn't it? I in you ... as long as YOU are part of the 70% who voted to abandon the rest of the communion.

Anonymous said...

Terrible development, of course. However, the word is in fact 'moratorium'.

Anonymous said...

Sigh.. Not really too surprising. Now it is a matter of time before TEC dies. As Dr. Phil would say" How is it working for ya?" Considering the decline in TEC membership over the past couple of decades, I would say it aint working so well. Sad but that will be the consequence of all this inclusive nonsense that the progressive are pursuing.

Ixoye3 said...

B.B: It's too bad that there's some rather bad language in the song, or I would encourage you to rack up "This Is The End" by The Doors.

Seems somewhat appropriate, don't you think?

RMBruton said...

I would like to know how large the respective constituencies are that are represented in these votes. If for argument's sake the constituents of the 28% who voted against DO25 were even a quarter of a million members and they left TEC, where would they go? Presumably some would likely go with ACNA, but I think that there might be a sizeable number who would not. What could happen to them?

Jessie, OKC said...

As a member of an Episcopal church that has been rocked by members leaving, I can say that the Anglican group that split has nearly had to close its doors, while we are growing and doing just fine. So while many people may leave, I would not say that this is the death of TEC.

I have been an Episcopalian all my life, and never been prouder of this church than I was on Monday when this vote took place. It does not make sense to me to block someone from fulfilling his or her calling to serve God because of whom they may love.

While we are indeed One Body in Christ, we are also called by our Baptismal Covenant to respect the dignity of EVERY human being. That includes the Gay and Lesbian Community.