Wednesday, March 17, 2010

CNY Bp. Skip Adams puts Muslims in the former Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Binghamton

From a post at Tony Seel+'s DCNY blog here and a picture here.

The Curmudgeon weighs in:
In court the Diocese's complaint alleged that the parish was no longer using the property for the purposes for which its Episcopal ancestors had acquired and built it, and had spent money to maintain it over the years. But as we see, this was the hypocrisy of the dog in the manger. The Diocese could not put the property to any such use; it lacked sufficient parishioners to support the property. So under the twisted and hypocritical logic of the Dennis Canon, the Diocese is seen as upholding the purposes of the original donors better by letting the property become -- what, a mosque? -- rather than allowing it to be used by those who were more faithful to that tradition than was Bishop Adams. (The hypocrisy in central and western New York does not seem to be confined just to Episcopalians.)

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