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November 13 2018 By dvirtue THE EPISCOTAPE LETTERS

There is another option: satire and ridicule.

No one was better at doing this than the late C.S. Lewis in his marvelous volume The Screwtape Letters. It is incomparable, peerless writing.

Here is a quote that might well describe the state of the Episcopal Church today:

"Indeed, the safest road to Hell is the gradual one--the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts," ― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

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November 12 2018 By dvirtue ALBANY: Episcopal bishop draws line in the sand and says no to trial rites in his diocese

Such rites were authorized by Resolution B012 of the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church last summer, but Bishop Love wrote in a pastoral letter to his diocese stating his refusal to live within Resolution B012 (Marriage Rites for the Whole Church). The resolution is scheduled to take effect on the first Advent of Sunday December 2, 2018.

In his pastoral letter, Love wrote of his opposition to the resolution both at General Convention and continuing until now;

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October 31 2018 By dvirtue The Episcopal and Roman Catholic Churches Intersect on Pansexuality with Devastating Consequences

Over time the Episcopal Church fully embraced not only homosexual and lesbian behavior, it embraced a staccato of sexualities - LGBTQI - that now defines the Church. Each successive general convention pushed the boundaries to pansexual acceptance.

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October 30 2018 By dvirtue DARIEN, CT: Connecticut Episcopal Bishop Seizes St. Paul's Building and Assets

Parish officials and church members say they are being prevented from rendering community outreach services to diverse, underserved populations in Stamford and Norwalk at a time of year when those services are needed most. They also say the action of the bishop stopped them from allowing use of their buildings to community groups. Access to parish records concerning important events in parishioners' lives are presently foreclosed, they say.

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October 29 2018 By dvirtue TEC to Consecrate Gender Fluid Grandpa to be Next Bishop of Newark

"I foresee a revival of epic proportions following this consecration. I have asked former Newark Bishop John Shelby Spong to preach the sermon, which we know will be filled with truth, love, joy, hope and expectation."

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October 24 2018 By dvirtue Last Call for Liberty

America, writes Dr. Os Guinness, one of America's foremost social critics, is locked in a mortal struggle for what each side believes is the soul of the republic. Heedless of the consequences, each side thinks the worst of the other. The once-visionary leadership of the free world has ground to an inglorious halt, and the suddenness of America's decline is shocking as well as tragic to its admirers.

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October 15 2018 By dvirtue Guess Who's Coming to Lunch...Again

During the course of the interview, she made this astonishing confession. "Let's be clear that there is no such thing as "transgender behavior". Transgender, by definition, has nothing to do with behavior. It has to do with who one perceives oneself to be. I do not endorse any sexual behavior that does not comport with traditional Christian teaching. This includes not only homosexuality, but also adultery and fornication. They are all sin, and neither is better or worse than any other.

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October 14 2018 By dvirtue Episcopal Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Searches for Elusive Episcopal Racists

So, you think talk about racism will fill churches?

It will get people thinking and that is the important thing to do.

Well, how's that working for you?

Not good I'm afraid.

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October 10 2018 By dvirtue LONG ISLAND, NY: Title IV Complaint Filed against Episcopal Bishop Lawrence Provenzano

Charles Martellaro, a former member of the LI Diocesan Council, filed the complaint, saying the bishop violated a specific court order protecting St. James from his action and in doing so, he violated NYS Religious Corporation Law.

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October 08 2018 By dvirtue Funerals outpace all other Episcopal Church Statistics in 2017

The average age of an Episcopalian is now in the mid-sixties; the average age of an Episcopal priest is now in the low sixties. Within a generation. the vast majority of priests will be forced to retire with no one to fill their shoes except non-stipendiary priests who will do little more than open and close doors on a Sunday morning. The number of priests under the age of 44 is less than 10 percent.

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