Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Spin, spin, spin

The Episcopal House of Bishops met yesterday and voted and approved a resolution that has now been published online in various places, one of which is here (if you want accompanying liberal spin) and another is here (if you want accompanying conservative spin) or here (if you are apathetic and want to see pictures of cute doberman puppies born at the Nebraska Doberman Rescue).

Speaking of puppies, I do not know what to make of this puppy the House of Bishops adopted. I don't think anyone else does either. Take for instance the follow headline snippets:

From the BBC: "US Anglicans reject Gay bishops"
From the New York Times: "Episcopal Bishops reject Anglican Church's Orders"
From the Omaha World Herald: "Episcopal Leaders try to Avoid Schism" (I particularly love this one as it shows Gene Robinson wearing a Hawaiian shirt. I'll avoid further comment, the picture says it all.)

All that spin, and who really knows anything? Since the whole Episcopal world seems to be into pluriform truth these days, I guess its only fitting. Truth is whatever I make of it...because it's all about me.


Stephen Newell said...

The only thing with any teeth whatsoever are those Dobie pups. Really. It just sounds like the E-Church is saying they don't like what the conservative bishops are doing, so they're taking their ball and going home until they learn to "play nice." Except the problem is the ball doesn't belong to them.

It's just funny to me they're trying somewhat to claim the Baptist notion of local church autonomy in a church structure that basically doesn't have that. You're right, the church is absurdity at its finest.

Anonymous said...

I mean this in the most plain fashion possible... I am SO confused.

The Archer of the Forest said...

You ain't the only one, Brother!