Who do you say I am?
Episcopal priests discuss conflicts in their church
By TOM HOLMES
Just before he died, former President Gerald Ford expressed concern that his beloved Episcopal Church might be facing a schism. Ford, who was eulogized as a healer, was painfully aware of the conflict going on in the Episcopalian Church over sexual issues. Consider the following three recent developments:
Nine Episcopal churches in Virginia are planning to leave the Episcopal Church in the United States and come under the oversight of Archbishop Peter Akinola of Nigeria, in part because of the consecration of Gene Robinson, a gay priest, as bishop.
Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi of the Anglican Church of Uganda informed the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, that he and other bishops from dioceses south of the equator "cannot sit together with Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori" [the only woman archbishop in the Anglican Communion] at the church meeting that took place in Tanzania, Feb. 14-19. the rest