7/01/2009

Undisclosed Panel disclosed. Doors are opened.

The Theology Committee of the House of Bishops, which exists for the whole church as a source of theological reflection and came into being as a result of a General Convention resolution, has formed a sub-committee on same-sex relations. Curiosity concerning the names of the members of that committee was not met with a satisfying response from the chair of that committee, Bishop Henry Parsley, who declined to reveal the names. Sensing a possible slide into yet another conversation in which GLBT people were talked about, not with, curiosity got the cat.

Now it appears that Lisa Fox has eaten much of the cat, satisfied the curious, more or less, and has found the names of eight of the ten members of the committee. See her blog entry HERE. Episcopal Cafe also posts this revelation HERE. Names are listed in both places.


I don't see what need there was for keeping the names out of the public view. But there it was, and here it is.

2 comments:

  1. LOL, Mark. Love your analogy about "curiosity got the cat" and my having "eaten much of the cat." Unfortunately, I only have 80% of the cat so far.

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  2. Phillip Cato2/7/09 6:40 PM

    If you are looking for the oxymoron to surpass all oxymorons, it is "The Theology Committee of the House of Bishops." I do not know Bishop Parsley, but I do know that we are, at least, on that committee, not represented by any theologians of note. Were they there, it would not be necessary to call in academic theologians from various seminaries. Even then,who in the wide world has heard of any of them? We, in the Episcopal Church, are no longer led by bishops of any great theological acumen. I could of course be wrong; should I be, please send a list of their theological writings and tell this old priest how I have missed them.
    Phillip Cato

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