Saturday, September 3, 2011
From the Anglican Curmudgeon: The Two Faces of PEG (Pittsburgh Episcopal Group)
congregations, and clergy, modeled on the former Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, since they have adopted its former Constitution and Canons. They of course think they are a Diocese of the Episcopal Church just because they have done this, and because ECUSA found it convenient to go along with the charade in order to have a vehicle with which to maintain lawsuits and take over church property. But they are not a true Diocese, because the only legal entity that was the Diocese of Pittsburgh exercised its constitutional right under the First Amendment to join a different Church.
There is a group of Episcopalians in the Pittsburgh area who
One of the things about a curmudgeon that riles people up is
that curmudgeons are always pointing out facts which people
wish they would not mention, let alone bring into sharper focus.
But, properly considered, it is the primary duty of a curmudgeon
to call people's attention to inconvenient facts, just as it is the
primary duty of a messenger to deliver the message, whether
good news or bad. It is not the messenger's fault if the news is
upsetting; nor is it the curmudgeon's fault if the facts are, shall
we say, uncomfortable. And so, if the foregoing sentences have
not caused the reader to click away by now, then allow me to
follow up on some observations I made in this week's edition
of Anglican Unscripted.
have formed themselves into an association of parishes,