Thursday, November 21, 2013

Montana Bishop Brookhart: We Episcopalians Are Just “Open” Liberal, Not “Crazy” Liberal!

November 21, 2013
by John Lomperis

In defending his denomination, the Episcopal Church, the Rt. Rev. C. Franklin Brookhart, Jr. was not always truthful in the ecumenical greetings he brought to the global United Methodist Council of Bishops meeting in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina last Thursday.

Bishop Brookhart, who leads the Diocese of Montana, also shared some very basic structural info about his denomination.

While the Episcopal Church is known as a rapidly dying and extremely liberal church, and Bishop Brookhart noted to his UMC colleagues that “[s]ome of you have told me we are ultra-liberal,” he “would assert the Episcopal is not a liberal church as the secular press uses” such terms.

Of course, I recognize that there are a (dwindling) number of faithful Christians still within the Episcopal Church, and that even a tiny minority of the denomination’s 109 dioceses have theologically orthodox leadership. And there are also growing numbers of faithful Christians who were Episcopalian at some point in the past... the rest

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