December 20, 2006


Episcopalians Against Equality (Harold Meyerson, December 20, 2006, Washington Post)

The irony is that the Episcopal Church owes its existence directly to the American Revolution; it broke away from the Church of England during the war and was reborn as a distinctly American entity between 1784 and 1789. Fully two-thirds of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were active or (like Washington) nominal Anglicans, and, having repudiated the political authority of the king of England, they could scarcely have gone on affirming his ecclesiastical authority.

The founders of the church believed, within the context of their time, that all men were created equal. Today's defectors have thought it over in the context of our own time, and decided that they're not.

It is, of course, precisely because God created men morally equal that the decision of some to eschew His laws requires that they be treated unequally.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 20, 2006 1:21 PM
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