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  • Marriage Redefined Legally

    05/15/2015 5:47:37 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 24 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 14, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    At the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., William Duncan, the executive director of Marriage and Family Law Research Grant at BYU, tracked marriage language over the past fifty years in several U.S. Supreme Court cases, from Griswold v. Connecticut in 1965 to the current case facing the court over same-sex marriage. Marriage was relatively uniform and widely accepted as a union between a man and woman whose goals were united. But, the Griswold decision was a “key shift” and “a tentative move away from the past” as the court’s language changed from marriage’s goal from being one of security...
  • Barack Obama Enjoys ‘Tête-à-Tête Across the Barbed Wire’ With Family During Stonehenge Visit

    09/08/2014 2:34:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Sunday 7 Sep 2014 | Matt Payton
    Stonehenge is one of the most recognisable sites in the world, while Barack Obama is one of the world’s most recognisable people. And for one Wiltshire family, to see the leader of a world superpower at this World Heritage site was an opportunity not to be missed. Janice Raffle, talking to the BBC, said ‘we had a brief tête-à-tête across the barbed wire’. The mother of three boys explained ‘there was a bit of banter about boys being the best’ on account of the American president joking that she was ‘outnumbered.’ This surprising encounter was captured by the president’s photographer...
  • How To Shrink Your Church In One Easy Step

    08/24/2014 12:21:56 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 42 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 24Aug14 | Alexander Griswold
    By now, we’ve all heard the refrain that U.S. churches need liberalize their teachings on sexuality and homosexuality or rapidly decline. The logic behind the argument is simple: more and more Americans are embracing homosexuality and same-sex marriage, including growing numbers of religious Millennials. So long as churches remain the face of opposition to gay marriage, those churches will shrink into irrelevancy when gay marriage (inevitably, we are told) becomes a settled political issue. These arguments often see church acceptance of homosexuality as a carrot as well as a stick. It isn’t so much that denouncing homosexuality will drive people...
  • Palin's PAC rakes in $1.6M by end of June

    07/14/2011 1:59:56 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/2011 | Michael O'Brien
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's (R) political action committee, Sarah PAC, raised almost $1.6 million the first six months of this year, it will report in Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings. Sarah PAC has just over $1.4 million in in the bank at the end of June after having spent about $1.6 million — about as much as it raised — between January and June. The first six months of this year saw a revamped political operation for Palin, who relaunched Sarah PAC's website this spring and embarked on a national bus tour sponsored by the PAC. That tour, along...
  • Obamacare will be at center of high court hearing

    04/11/2010 6:22:12 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 10 replies · 696+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 11, 2010 | Michael Barone
    More important, the public's issue focus has changed. And while the issue of whether to criminalize abortion tended to favor Democrats, the political issues that now raise constitutional questions tend to favor Republicans. Those are issues raised by the big government programs of the Obama administration and Democratic congressional leaders, in particular by the health care legislation they jammed through Congress despite huge public opposition last month.

    03/24/2010 1:39:13 PM PDT · by P-Marlowe · 115 replies · 3,580+ views
    Vanity | 3/24/10 | Vanity
    Here are some selected quotes from Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1965). If you don't know, the Griswold decision was the forerunner of Roe v. Wade. Griswold was based upon the Supreme Court's determination that under the Bill of Rights and the 9th Amendment and the 14th Amendment that there are certain Liberties, not otherwise mentioned in the Constitution that the State (including the Federal Government) cannot infringe. The following quotes are taken from that case and I believe make the argument that under the 9th Amendment the Federal Government cannot force an individual to purchase Health Insurance and...
  • A Funeral For Heroes

    12/08/2009 11:25:28 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 2 replies · 365+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 12-08-09 | Gerry Ashley
    know this will infuriate some, but perhaps we would be able to grasp the enormity of some tragedies like this if we had more information. But only if we process that information and absorb the scope and full impact. I’m beginning to wonder if we’ve lost that ability from our collective souls as a society. But I believe it’s important to know, on this day when the four slain members of the Lakewood, Washington Police department are laid to rest, that even during the final moments of their lives, the final acts of these four souls was to think of...
  • A ‘Vacation’ sequel; Your favorite ‘Vacation’ (Poll)

    10/07/2009 5:47:34 PM PDT · by Saije · 14 replies · 899+ views ^ | 10/7/2009 | Eric Winter
    The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that New Line (a division of Warner Bros.) is developing a sequel to the “Vacation” franchise. There have been four movies (and a made-for-TV movie entitled “Christmas Vacation 2”). This new film would apparently focus on Rusty Griswold, who is now a father himself, as he takes his family on a road trip vacation. For the love of God, New Line, please bring original “Rusty” actor Anthony Michael Hall back! Otherwise, I want no part of this movie. This got me to thinking though: What is your favorite “Vacation” movie? Internet debate is fierce. Most...
  • Reflections on The Episcopal Church Convention Bishop Chuck Murphy (AMiA)

    06/23/2006 4:23:11 PM PDT · by Huber · 3 replies · 409+ views
    Anglican Mission in America Press Release ^ | 23 June 2006 | The Rt. Rev. Chuck Murphy
    Jun 23, 2006 Reflections on the 2006 General Convention of The Episcopal Church The Rt. Rev. Chuck Murphy Chairman, The Anglican Mission in America The actions and direction of the Episcopal Church, as evidenced in its just concluded General Convention, remain a continuing tragedy. The decisions reached, the language used, and the directions taken, are nothing new. Much of their rhetoric mirrors that of other groups that departed orthodoxy centuries ago, such as the Unitarian Universalists who continue to this day to present both the language and the theology of this latest Convention in their literature and on their webpage....
  • Our Mother Jesus . . . a sermon by US church's new head

    06/21/2006 5:08:05 PM PDT · by pissant · 93 replies · 1,993+ views
    London Times ^ | 6/22/06 | staff
    The Episcopalians are in disarray as their primate shows her feminist credentials THE Episcopal Church in America descended into chaos last night after leading bishops on both the liberal and conservative wings dissassociated themselves from a last-gasp effort to avert a schism with the worldwide Anglican Communion. Just hours after its newly elected woman head preached a sermon in praise of “our mother Jesus”, the Episcopal Church agreed to “exercise restraint” in appointing any more gay bishops after a tense day of debate and argument. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, welcomed the resolution with gratitude and what appeared...
  • PCUSA Head Takes Tomato Challenge to McDonalds

    11/25/2005 7:26:00 AM PST · by paudio · 42 replies · 1,221+ views
    christian post ^ | Nov. 24, 2005 | Elaine Spencer
    The head of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. has endorsed a call for McDonalds to improve working conditions and raise the pay of its tomato pickers. In a letter released on Wednesday, the Rev. Clifton Kirkpatrick, stated clerk of the two-million-member denomination, challenged the fast food chain giant to “put an end to human rights violations” by bringing an “adequate solution to the grievous conditions and sub-poverty wages of farmworkers.” "Farmworkers are explicitly excluded from the National Labor Relations Act, which denies them the right to organize, the right to negotiate with their employers, and the right to appeal grievances to...
  • Projection (Frank Griswold)

    11/23/2005 8:34:34 AM PST · by sionnsar · 2 replies · 350+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 11/21/2005 | Christopher Johnson
    Frank Griswold preached at the convention of the Diocese of Southern Ohio recently.  His sermon happened to fall on the feast day of St. Martin of Tours, one of Frank's favorite saints.  After relating some famous incidents in the life of Martin, Frank gets to his point: Though Martin was much loved by his flock, his uncompromising witness to the gospel, his reforms and his unflagging concern for the wellbeing and faithfulness of the clergy and people of his diocese, provoked further hostility on the part of many of the bishops. And yet, at the center of his ministry was...
  • Special Report: Miers Tells Specter that She Supports Griswold v. Connecticut ("Right to Privacy")

    10/17/2005 3:43:34 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 282 replies · 4,427+ views
    Fox News | October 17, 2005
    And that a "right to privacy" exists in the Constitution... Nothing more yet...
  • Griswold V. Connecticut -- Justice Black's Dissent

    10/14/2005 1:27:57 PM PDT · by You Dirty Rats · 34 replies · 1,001+ views
    United States Supreme Court - Justice Black ^ | June 7, 1965 | Justice Hugo Black
    I repeat, so as not to be misunderstood, that this Court does have power, which it should exercise, to hold laws unconstitutional where they are forbidden by the Federal Constitution. My point is that there is no provision of the Constitution which either expressly or impliedly vests power in this Court to sit as a supervisory agency over acts of duly constituted legislative bodies and set aside their laws because of the Court's belief that the legislative policies adopted are unreasonable, unwise, arbitrary, capricious or irrational. The adoption of such a loose flexible. uncontrolled standard for holding laws unconstitutional, if...
  • Out of Nothing at All

    08/09/2005 12:21:28 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 35 replies · 1,205+ views
    National Review ^ | 08/09/05 | Rich Lowry
    August 09, 2005, Out of Nothing at All The myth of a right to privacy. When the Senate confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts begin in a few weeks, his Democratic questioners are sure to obsess on something that doesn't exist: a generalized right to privacy. It was this non-right that was the focus of the successful attack on the nomination of Judge Robert Bork, when he was impolite enough to note that such a right appears nowhere in the U.S. Constitution. This prompted Democrats to warn that Bork wanted the sex police to patrol America's bedrooms. The right to...
  • The Washington Post Doesn't Have a Clue About Government under a Written Constitution

    08/04/2005 12:59:39 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 58 replies · 2,472+ views
    Newsbusters (brand-new website) ^ | 3 August 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    A story by Mike Allen and R. Jeffrey Smith in the Washington Post on 3 August, 2005, reviewed many of the background documents just released concerning Judge John Roberts, nominee for the US Supreme Court. The article’s title got the subject right, “Judges Should Have 'Limited' Role, Roberts Says.” However, once the authors got into the basis of Griswold v. Connecticut and Roe v. Wade, their understanding of the subject evaporated. The article said, “The new documents disclosed by the archive that reflect Roberts' skeptical views regarding a ‘fundamental’ right to privacy include a lengthy article on judicial restraint that...
  • Roberts says he’ll respect settled law

    08/02/2005 4:22:18 PM PDT · by Jefferson2000 · 45 replies · 1,056+ views ^ | 7-2-05
    WASHINGTON - John Roberts pledged to keep an open mind and respect settled law if confirmed to the Supreme Court, telling Senate committee members in a questionnaire that precedent is important in “promoting the stability of the legal system.” The response, numbering about 100 pages and released by the Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, provides Roberts’ responses to a broad array of questions, including his work history, political ties and views on judicial activism. “A sound judicial philosophy should reflect recognition of the fact that the judge operates within a system of rules developed over the years by other judges equally...
  • The American Way? (The high court "battle" began back in 1935)

    07/16/2005 1:55:40 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 524+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 15, 2005 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    "Yes, we should be knowing their judicial philosophy, we should be knowing their legal form of reasoning. There are lots of questions that are legitimate. . . . What's your view on the right to privacy, which was established in Griswold 40 years ago?" Sen. Charles Schumer, "Meet the Press"      I recently attended a legal symposium in Philadelphia organized by Philip K. Howard of Common Good. It ended a day or so before Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announced her resignation, followed by much praise for her 24 years on the Court. At the symposium, Mr. Howard's organization released a poll done for...
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Griswold

    07/09/2005 8:50:31 AM PDT · by sionnsar · 1 replies · 338+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 7/08/2005 | Christopher Johnson
    Frank, I'm beggin' ya.  Just don't:My prayers and those of the Episcopal Church in the United States embrace all who have died and have been injured in yesterday’s attacks in London. We pray as well for their families and friends. Through this tragedy we are put in mind once again of our common vulnerability.To radical Muslims who want to force the Islamic religion and sharia law on the entire world and don't mind killing or maiming every Jew or Christian they possibly can in the process. In order to win the "war on terrorism" we must address its underlying causes...
  • 40th Anniversary of Birth Control Ruling Marked

    06/08/2005 5:05:13 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 178 replies · 1,869+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 8, 2005
    WASHINGTON — The 40th anniversary of a decision older than the Supreme Court's ruling on Roe v. Wade was marked Tuesday, with legal experts still debating the controversial nature of the precedent that was set, which many see as a turning point in America for parental rights in matters of pregnancy. Activists in Washington both celebrated and condemned the anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut. The landmark case gave a victory to Planned Parenthood worker Estelle Griswold, who successfully challenged Connecticut's law banning the use or provision of birth control. The decision was an enormous victory for women's rights groups but...
  • Court established right to privacy 40 years ago this week

    06/08/2005 9:14:53 AM PDT · by GovernmentShrinker · 16 replies · 854+ views
    Legal scholar David Garrow was brought up short when a Connecticut audience seemed surprised to hear him say that Connecticut's law criminalizing birth control even for married couples led the Supreme Court to recognize the right to privacy 40 years ago. "Few people were aware of their state's role or the sweep of change since then," said Garrow, author of "Liberty and Sexuality: The Right to Privacy and the Making of Roe v. Wade." Advertisement It was Griswold v. Connecticut, decided June 7, 1965, in which the court first announced that individual rights spelled out in the Constitution's Bill of...
  • How Roe v. Wade made gay marriage inevitable

    05/13/2005 12:46:06 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 10 replies · 712+ views ^ | May 13th, 2005 | AaronVB
    ...or more specifically, Griswold v. Connecticut, the decision that was the basis of the Supreme Court's ruling in Roe. The question before the Court in Griswold seems rather innocuous by today's standards: was a Connecticut law banning the use of contraception constitutional. The Court, of course, said no, but why it said no set a precedent that has vexed conservative legal scholars and social activists to this day. On a 7-2 decision, Justice Douglas delivered the majority opinion, stating: "...the First Amendment has a penumbra where privacy is protected from governmental intrusion..." "The present case, then, concerns a relationship lying...
  • Griswold Sees ECUSA Schism Coming From Within: diverse center is not holding, he says

    05/05/2005 8:23:54 AM PDT · by sionnsar · 6 replies · 436+ views
    VirtueOnline-News ^ | 5/04/2005 | David Virtue
    The titular head of the Episcopal Church now believes that the immediate threat of a schism in the worldwide Anglican Communion will come from within the U.S. church itself. Speaking to a group of Episcopal communicators in Salt Lake City recently, Griswold told them that there was no getting away from the controversy stirred when the church's 2003 General Convention confirmed the election of the Rev. V. Gene Robinson, an openly gay man as bishop of the New Hampshire diocese. "I would hope that the church can maintain its unity and remain as one. That's been a long-standing tradition, but...
  • Bishop Griswold Should Resign

    04/09/2005 9:57:44 AM PDT · by sionnsar · 5 replies · 232+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | 3/2004 | Diane Knippers
    Pity the Most Reverend Frank Griswold, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. He leads a fractious denomination, in a highly litigious society. His church has taken positions that place it well outside mainstream Anglicanism, as well as Christianity. While he no doubt agrees with the new positions of the Episcopal Church, he seems to do it more out of duty than a joyful sense of calling. He is a non-ideologue, trying to lead a church that is now driven by ideologues. I don’t know Griswold personally, so I’ll resist the temptation of offering an in-depth psychoanalysis of the man. But...
  • Presiding Bishop Observes Triduum at Historic Anglo-Catholic Parish in Washington, D.C.

    03/28/2005 8:00:23 PM PST · by newheart · 3 replies · 145+ views
    There is currently a struggle between two distinct Anglican ecclesiologies, each with its own camp, but the two need not be opposed, according to the Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold. The Presiding Bishop participated in a liturgical foot washing on Maundy Thursday, heard confession on Good Friday and performed confirmations on Holy Saturday this year at the historic Anglo-Catholic parish of St. Paul’s on K Street in Washington, D.C. Speaking to adult baptismal candidates on Holy Saturday in response to a question about the state of the Anglican Communion, the Presiding Bishop said he defined the two different doctrines as:...
  • More thoughts on Griswold’s Tantrum

    03/17/2005 5:50:33 PM PST · by sionnsar · 20 replies · 420+ views
    <strike>Wannabe</strike> Newbie Anglican ^ | 3/17/2005 | Mark Marshall
    Now that I’m somewhat over yesterday’s utter amazement at ++Griswold’s rant at the House of Bishops meeting, I have some thoughts. This confirms my past suspicions posted here that Griswold and his allies don’t give a flip about unity. If he did, why would he make such a statement? I think this is an important point. If you don’t want to get wiped out in a conflict, you must know your enemy. Before that, you must know who is your enemy. ++Griswold is not interested in unity with the orthodox. All his talk about reconciliation blah blah blah is a...
  • How Privacy Went Public

    02/09/2005 10:24:35 AM PST · by dervish · 1 replies · 387+ views
    WSJ ^ | 2/8/05 | James Taranto
    None of these cases rest on solid legal ground. As Justice Douglas acknowledged in Griswold, the right to privacy is to be found not in the Constitution but in its "penumbras" and "emanations." At the same time, there is a strong political consensus against the government intruding into people's bedrooms. If Griswold and Lawrence disappeared from the books tomorrow, it's unlikely any state would rush to re-enact laws against contraceptives or consensual sodomy. Abortion and same-sex marriahort ge, by contrast, do spark strong opposition, but not on privacy grounds. Abortion opponents argue that life before birth is worthy of legal...
  • HAWAII: Girls toss questions at Presiding Bishop (Episcopal - Griswold)

    12/07/2004 11:43:45 AM PST · by hiho hiho · 31 replies · 521+ views
    VirtueOnline ^ | December 1, 2004 | Mary Kaye Ritz by way of David Virtue
    HONOLULU (12-1-2004)--After a tumultuous year, the Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold -who presides over 2.5 million Episcopalians in 113 dioceses - may have hoped his first visit to Hawai'i would be full of fun, frolic and flowers. During a recent visit to the all-girls St. Andrew's Priory School, there may have been a lot of flowers ("I'm not sure I'm going to be able to see over these," he joked as lei were piled on by the presidents of the various grades), but when he sat down with 24 high school sophomores, the hardball questions came fast and furious. The...
  • Gay issues slowly erode Episcopal membership

    11/26/2004 11:44:08 PM PST · by kattracks · 97 replies · 4,281+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/27/04 | Julia Duin
    Episcopalians aren't making a mass exodus from their church, but dioceses across the country are doing a slow bleed as members realize that a much-anticipated report released six weeks ago has no teeth and that the denomination's ordination of a homosexual bishop will go unpunished.     The Windsor Report, which sought to resolve the Anglican Communion's crisis over authority and homosexuality, criticizes same-sex blessings in U.S. and Canadian churches and the ordination last year of Bishop V. Gene Robinson. But the report also reprimands Third World bishops who have crossed diocesean lines to help marooned conservative parishes.     Within a few...

    11/20/2004 12:30:13 PM PST · by forest · 32 replies · 9,205+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #326 ^ | 11-21-04 | Doug Fiedor
    We've all heard about "taking the Fifth." Heck, we only need watch the bureaucrats testifying about their wrongdoings for instructions on how that works. They'll use their Fifth Amendment, and any trick they can think of, to keep from telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Well, "taking the Fifth" is not just reserved for those in government. Citizens also (usually) have a right against self incrimination. In fact, American citizens can use a whole host of such "protections," if they learn to exert their Constitutional authority. For instance, the Ninth Amendment states that: "The enumeration...

    10/26/2004 2:06:01 PM PDT · by lightman · 9 replies · 209+ views
    Virtuosity online ^ | October 25, 2004 | Emmanuel Kolin
    RWANDAN PRIMATE SAYS WINDSOR REPORT IS NOT FINAL WORD by Emmanuel Kolini Now that the anticipated "Windsor Report" has been released publicly, it is quite important to note that this Report is recommendatory in nature and by no means the final word concerning the heretical doctrines and practices in various parts of the Anglican Communion, including the United States and Canada. The content of the Report - a product of a seventeen-person Commission - is not unexpected. Regretfully, it offers an institutional and ecclesiological response to grave theological and doctrinal matters which erode the Gospel message. A Scriptural response -...
  • Monday [Anglican crossroad: Lambeth report due 10/18]

    10/15/2004 2:12:37 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 7 replies · 185+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 10/15/2004 | Christopher S. Johnson
    Although it would be hyperbolic to suggest that Monday, October 18, 2004 is the most important day in Anglican Christianity since Henry VIII first noticed Anne Boleyn, that day, when the Lambeth Commisssion report is scheduled to be released, is surely in the top five. The report will only make recommendations but these recommendations will shape the course of Anglicanism for at least the next generation or two. What might the report contain? As I see it, the Commission had four options: (1) ECUSA will be immediately suspended from all participation in the Anglican Communion unless it repents of the...
  • Presiding Bishop conveys concern about pastoral boundaries, ...

    08/26/2004 12:55:26 PM PDT · by RonF · 18 replies · 468+ views
    Emphasizing the Anglican Primates' agreement that "bishops are to respect the boundaries of one another's dioceses and provinces," Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold today sent a letter of concern to Archbishop Henry L. Orombi after a third Southern California congregation yesterday aligned with the Ugandan Diocese of Luweero. Griswold also issued the following statement to media: "I am saddened by the action of clergy and members of three congregations in the Diocese of Los Angeles and their desire to separate themselves from the life of the Episcopal Church. I know how assiduously Bishop Bruno has sought to be a minister...
  • "ACCEN-TUATE THE POSITIVE!" - or, The Episcopal Religion Explained [The Passion]

    04/16/2004 12:31:30 PM PDT · by Eala · 13 replies · 99+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 4/14/2004 | Christopher S. Johnson
    Frank Griswold took in a movie a while back: A short time ago I went with a friend to see The Passion of the Christ, Mel Gibson’s film depicting the last twelve hours of Jesus’ earthly life. This film has received much attention, both positive and negative, from critics and the public. I have been struck by how many people have said they have been profoundly moved by the film. I must admit I was somewhat startled when the ticket taker at the theater said to me cheerily, “Enjoy the show.” So what did you think of it, Frank?...
  • Preaching to the Choir [ECUSA's Frank Griswold]

    04/14/2004 12:27:04 PM PDT · by Eala · 4 replies · 98+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 4/12/2004 | Christopher S. Johnson
    Frank Griswold was in New Haven, Connecticut over the weekend to help Christ Church Episcopal celebrate its 150th anniversary. As expected, the over/under on the word "reconciliation" was through the roof: Griswold, the 25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church USA, visited the Christ Church Episcopal this weekend for its 150th Anniversary. Griswold presided over the Easter celebrations for the entire weekend, starting with a mid-day Good Friday service. The power of Jesus' sacrifice to help heal wounded relationships formed the core of Griswold's sermon Friday. Griswold said he recognized the possibility of reconciliation when he was in New...
  • Bishop washes parishoners’ feet during Easter ritual (gay priest alert)

    04/10/2004 7:40:12 AM PDT · by schaketo · 18 replies · 251+ views
    New Britain Herald, CT ^ | 04/09/2004 | Marissa Yaremich
    NEW HAVEN -- As incense wafted into the wooden rafters at Christ Church Episcopal, The Most Rev, Frank T. Griswold III knelt on the floor and bathed parishioners’ feet in celebration of Maundy Thursday. "The night before his death Jesus set an example for his apostles by washing their feet, a humble service. We all need to understand his example," said Griswold with deep respect. For the first time, the 25th presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church led the church in its Eucharistic Liturgy for the annual Easter Triduum, or three holy days before the Resurrection of Jesus...
  • Mystical Paganism: An Analysis of the Presiding [Episcopal] Bishop's Public Statements

    03/01/2004 11:42:04 AM PST · by Eala · 15 replies · 59+ views
    The Webpage of The Rev. Robert J. Sanders, Ph.D. -- Theological Essays ^ | January, 2002 | The Rev. Robert J. Sanders, Ph.D.
    Mystical Paganism An Analysis of the Presiding Bishop's Public Statements This essay theologically analyzes a number of public statements made by the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. I analyze these statements because his thought expresses what many people in the Episcopal Church actually think and feel. Therefore, to theologically uncover his real theology is to analyze an important aspect of ECUSA's corporate thought. My sources for the Presiding Bishop's underlying theology were the essays, sermons, and articles available in 1999 on the Episcopal Church web site. I have read a number of his statements since then. There is...
  • Love Episcopal Style

    01/16/2004 12:12:24 PM PST · by Eala · 9 replies · 177+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 1/15/2004 | Christopher S. Johnson
    LOVE EPISCOPAL STYLELast Sunday at Washington's National Cathedral, on the occasion of the celebration of the Baptism of Our Lord, Frank Griswold delivered a sermon that demonstrated once again that whatever his religion is, it isn't Christianity: And of course, distinctions, and differences do exist among us and are embodied in us: our cultures, our languages, our life experiences. As well, divisions exist among us based on our various points of view, some of which we create and sustain and justify out of our fear, arrogance and sinfulness. That we have such distinctions, differences, and even divisions, is neither surprising...
  • Senator Trades Views on Drug Re-importation

    12/12/2003 4:18:00 AM PST · by ReleaseTheHounds · 4 replies · 133+ views ^ | Dec. 10, 2003 | Aaron Lukas
    <p>In the original "Planet of the Apes," (search) Charlton Heston plays an astronaut--Taylor--who crashes on an unknown world ruled by intelligent apes.</p> <p>The film concludes when Taylor, seeing a partially buried Statue of Liberty, is devastated to learn that he's actually landed on Earth. His faster-than-light space voyage had altered the flow of time, leaving him stranded in a hopeless future.</p>
  • A Word to the Church

    10/22/2003 7:01:50 AM PDT · by RonF · 7 replies · 68+ views
    The Episcopal News Service ^ | 10/17/2003 | Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold
    I have just returned several hours ago from the meeting of the Primates in London. It was a difficult but very truthful meeting in which our understanding of one another¹s contexts and the burdens each one of us must bear were made abundantly clear. I have ever greater respect and affection for these brothers of mine and for the ministry they carry out, often in the most difficult and seemingly hopeless circumstances. The effects for our Anglican brothers and sisters of our action taken at General Convention giving consent to the ordination and consecration of the bishop coadjutor-elect of New...
  • And in the ongoing battle within ECUSA

    09/02/2003 10:34:44 AM PDT · by ahadams2 · 21 replies · 190+ views
    will be posted to the virtuosity website ^ | 2 September 2003 | David Virtue
    DOCUMENTS CONCEALED BY BENNISON AND GRISWOLD REVEAL DECEPTION OF PA BISHOP AND MORAL COWARDICE OF GRISWOLD By David W. Virtue Parishioners at The Church of the Good Shepherd have made available to Virtuosity copies of a letter that their Rector, Father David L. Moyer, recently sent to them. That letter, based on documents that Bennison fought so hard to keep from Father Moyer, demonstrates that Bennison's persecution of this Godly priest included deception, lies and even concealment of important information from his own Standing Committee and his "Reconciliation Team". What is even more troubling is what the same documents reveal...
  • Episcopalian leader lashes out at Bush for 'reprehensible' policy (the world right to loathe us)

    01/14/2003 10:04:43 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 71 replies · 507+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 1/14/03 | KEVIN ECKSTROM
    Episcopalian leader lashes out at Bush for 'reprehensible' policy Tuesday, January 14, 2003 BY KEVIN ECKSTROM RELIGION NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON -- The top bishop of the Episcopal Church, in a stinging rebuke of American foreign policy, said the United States is rightly "hated and loathed" around the world for its "reprehensible" rhetoric and blind eye toward poverty and suffering."I'd like to be able to go somewhere in the world and not have to apologize for being from the United States," Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold 3rd said Friday in an interview with Religion News Service. Griswold, head of the 2.3million-member...
  • Strong Net sex crime bills fail - Lawmakers feared rights violations (via Christina Long murder)

    05/27/2002 4:40:43 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 5 replies · 434+ views
    The News-Times (Danbury CT) ^ | May 27, 2002 | Michael P. McKinney
    Legislation allowing Connecticut police to more quickly investigate Internet sex crimes like the one that apparently led to the death of 13-year-old Christina Long failed this year because state lawmakers worried about violating civil liberties. So while officials praised the quickness of the FBI in tracking down Saul dos Reis, 25, of Greenwich, who investigators say confessed to the killing, state experts and local police say Connecticut’s reliance on federal agencies is unwise given the rapid spread of Internet sex crime. “Everybody has their own job to do,” said Danbury Detective Capt. Mitchell Weston, “and we were lucky in this...