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May 18 2006 By virtueonline INTRIGUE, Politics, Tension Mounts as GC2006 Draws Closer...Sewanee..Apb's Panel

The politics get crazier along with the intrigue. There's so much more going on under the cloak of confidentiality it's hard to know where the truth begins or ends and the spin kicks in. The Panel of Reference did not take up a suggestion to send an official delegate to GC2006. The Archbishop of Canterbury is also keeping his distance from Columbus, Ohio, which is not exactly a surprise, anyway.

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May 10 2006 By virtueonline Love and Law...Apb appoints 4 wise men to advise on ECUSA...diocesan news...more

In his exultant victory speech this past week, the newly elected Bishop of California Mark Andrus had this to say: "Your vote today remains a vote for inclusion and communion -- of gay and lesbian people in their full lives as single or partnered people, of women, of all ethnic minorities, and all people, My commitment to Jesus Christ's own mission of inclusion is resolute.

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May 04 2006 By virtueonline ECUSA'S Left Launch Attack on Orthodox..ECUSA Canons target laity..Diocesan news

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

It was a week of the long knives. Two major left-wing publications in the Episcopal Church came out swinging against the orthodox and their supporters. It is the most serious blast to date and comes just weeks before General Convention.

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April 26 2006 By virtueonline SAN DIEGO'S Totalitarian Bishop...Oppression is new ECUSA mantra...Diocesan news

A. Articles of Incorporation
B. Parish By-laws
C. Any operable letters of agreement of employment agreements between clergy and the wardens and vestry of the parish or any other representative body however named.
D. Title (including Deeds and other documents which affect title) to all real property.
E. Balance sheet for fiscal year 2004, 2005, and a balance sheet as of March 31, 2006.
F. Evidence of appropriate Surety Bond as required by canons.

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April 20 2006 By virtueonline Bonfire of the Sacristies...Easter chills...California expected to be defiant

There are new predictions of what might happen at General Convention in June. As you know there is a battle going on between radical and moderate to liberal bishops over the Windsor Report. This emerged from the recent HOB meeting in Kansas and has been extensively written up by VOL.

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April 13 2006 By virtueonline Special Commission Report...Laity want 35 bishops brought to trial...more

VirtueOnline looked at the 11 proposals of the Special Commission Report and concluded that is was a carefully nuanced fudge that when examined closely, offers nothing about returning to the 'faith once delivered to the saints' and therefore poses no threat to the ongoing revisionism of the Episcopal Church. It also offers nothing to orthodox Episcopalians who had hoped that some relief or reprieve might be possible in this the church's 11th hour.

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April 05 2006 By virtueonline Kanuga: Penny drops for bishops..GC2006..Akinola in America..Ohio, Florida, more

It was another week in which the limits of our unity within the Anglican Communion were severely tested.

Reports coming out of the recent House of Bishops meeting in Kanuga indicating an about face or climb-down from the Episcopal Church's current positions on pansexuality were wildly exaggerated, but "extreme caution" and "repentance" are in the probable wording of the recommendations from the Special Commission.

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March 29 2006 By virtueonline Williams weighs options if more gay bishops...Albany elects orthodox bishop...

They will discuss the implications for the Church of England and how the 'Instruments of Unity' should respond to whatever happens in ECUSA this summer.

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March 23 2006 By virtueonline Delusion must end about ECUSA...No bishop for Tennessee...Bennison faces end...

And then, and only then, will the Archbishop of Canterbury act. Maybe.

The only question now is how long will the delusion continue? How much longer do we "listen", that now much over used over abused word that is designed to do nothing more than delay and stall. How much longer will the deception continue behind fine words and trust funds used to manipulate with an endless supply of checks?

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March 16 2006 By virtueonline Civil War in Diocese of Pennsylvania...SC ruling favors AMIA...DEPO in Ohio...

They MUST declare that ECUSA and the Diocese of New Westminster, and anybody else who so thoroughly violates our common understanding of theology, anthropology, ethics and being "in communion", has made the decision to "walk apart."

Dr. Williams does NOT want to do this. His answer to one orthodox Episcopal bishop to his very direct and insistent question, on the very day he became Archbishop, was: "I want to remain in communion with those who want to remain in communion with me."

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