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Thursday, June 09, 2005

The Great Divorce: The ECUSA

The split is coming quickly:
Twenty Episcopal bishops at odds over homosexual clergy will attempt to reconcile their differences next month, but church conservatives say the meeting's real business is to start discussions on how to divide their assets in the event of a split.
If differences between Episcopal liberals and conservatives are quickly determined to be "irreconcilable," says retired Diocese of Florida Bishop Stephen Jecko, the discussion will switch to engineering a breakup without running up millions of dollars in lawsuits.
The Los Angeles gathering would be the first admission of schism by the 2.2-million-member denomination.
"It'll be who gets the money and who gets the kids," Bishop Jecko said. "I hope it will be an amicable divorce. ... Those of us on the [theologically] orthodox side have no interest in going to court."
Speaking as one of those kids, the divorce can't come quickly enough. The fear for the left is that they will be the ones left out of the wider Anglican Communion in the end. They may also lose some of the prime real estate, and therefore funding, to a new conservative Anglican communion. We'll see.

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