The Episcopal "Church" has moved so far away from the teaching of Christ that it's not even a corrupt version of Christianity. Not when the American Presiding Arch Bishop uses the phrase...and I am not making this up..."Mother Jesus" in her sermons.
“On July 8, 2012, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori preached her brand of post-Christian religion while masquerading as a Christian bishop,” reported convention attendee Dr. Sarah Frances Ives.
“She mocked most of the crucial doctrines of the Christian faith, including the God of creation, the Incarnation, and the Trinity. She accomplishes this through her demeaning use of rhetoric. She taunts the Lord by the use of the name ‘Big Man’ and then points her finger at everyone listening and tells them that they have ‘missed the boat.’
“Jefferts Schori then proclaims that she has the answer for this. We all need the ‘act of crossing boundaries’ to become God after which our hands become a ‘sacrament of mission.’
“In this sermon, Jefferts Schori continued her mission of destroying the Christian faith through her rhetorical device of dismissive ridicule.
“Jefferts Schori leaves a wide wake of destruction behind with this sermon: the eternal triune God has been torn down, human beings are to boldly claim our place as God, and the sacraments of the Eucharist and Baptism have been turned into things our hands make. In other words, Jefferts Schori accepts that now humanity, animals and God are one undifferentiated blob. This is essentially a form of solipsism, the belief that self is all that is known to exist. Anyone can see that this is both pure heresy and utter nonsense.
This woman cannot possibly be viewed as a Christian. Any "church" she leads is no different from the "church" of Satan. Although to give the Satanists credit, they at least know they are deliberately damning themselves, Schori's heretics think they can sail into heaven if they tell God, they have redefined sin for their benefit. And no, I am not joking about that.
“We have allowed the Bible to be taken hostage, and it is being wielded by folks who would use it to hit us over the head,” he said. “The sin of Sodom had nothing to do with homosexual sex but was a failure to care for the poor, the widows and the orphans. Scripture is not as plainspoken as some would have us believe.”
There are three faiths that know damn good and well what the sin of Sodom was, although it's understandable that Eugene Robinson would feign clueless on that point. He was the Episcopal minister that abandoned his wife and children to take a homosexual lover. Instead of being excommunicated, he was made a bishop...because he did this not in spite of it.
Confession time. I was once a member of the Episcopal Church although in truth I was never comfortable there. Even thirty years ago, there was much more emphasis on ritual than there was the Word. Sin was rarely if ever mentioned from the pulpit and when it was, the concept was curiously...off. Destroying someone else's relationship was viewed as sin for instance, although they really got over that one.
Due to it's hierarchical nature the church was always vulnerable to outside political pressure and Entryism. The Head of the Anglican Communion, the Arch Bishop of Canterbury is a political appointee. Consequently when an atheist is prime minister and the appointment comes up, the selection is more likely to be a deranged druid than an actual Christian.
Christian Liberalism had been infecting the Episcopal church for about ten years when my family joined the church and it was making massive inroads. When an elderly White woman in the congregation (she was 87) had suggested to a visiting black family that this church might not be the best choice for them, the bishop was informed. Rather than have a gentle word with the old biddy and perhaps quietly visit the offended family, he decided to treat himself and the congregation to an impressive display of histrionics culminating in a reconsecration of the church grounds because he felt it had been desecrated. Considering the other shit that went on, upon church grounds it was long over due.
Sadly it didn't take. The women's bible study group was discussing Christian Reincarnation at it's next meeting.
We all know what this really is of course. SJW convergence. Thing A is no longer Thing A although it still insists that it is. Fortunately the relentless self-destructive nature of SJWism is taking it's toll on the Episcopal Church of Dagan.
It's headquarters, the Episcopal Church Center in New York City is being sold because the "Church" can't afford the eight million a year in upkeep. The funny part is that it wouldn't be hard for them to find the money at all. They spend eighteen million a year now, suing congregations that leave the Episcopal "Church."
When a congregation or in the case of Fresno California the entire freaking diocese votes to leave, the Episcopal "Church," invariably moves to seize all properties. Now these sanctuaries, parsonages, meeting halls and even college campuses are unquestionably the property of the central "Church," the central "Church" did nothing what so ever to build or maintain them. That was done by the congregation members who scrimped and sacrificed to do so. Although once the "Church" wins the court battle they are now stuck with a completely fallow property that they now have to maintain. This is in keeping with the self destructive nature of SJWism that never think's twice about cutting off it's nose to spite it's face.
While I am no longer any kind of Anglican, I can certainly sympathize with the actual Christians of that faith that have had fucking enough of Arch Bishop Schori's heresy and paganism. Same sex unions are now blessed by the Episcopal "Church" and they have voted to accept transgender clergy. And as previously mentioned the Head of the Church likes to make fun of "Jeebus".
I do take some malicious satisfaction in the fact that the only Anglican churches that are growing are the ones that have left.
“Christ Church Episcopal in Plano, Texas, for example, is one of the largest Episcopal churches in the country. Its 2,200 worshipers on any given Sunday are about equal to the number of active Episcopalians in many of the liberal bishops’ entire dioceses, whose churches average attendance is 80."
I think it's become something of a legal trolling tactic at this point. Bleed the central "Church" white with legal fees. Stick them with a property they can ill-afford to maintain. Then when the local congregation has "lost" the fight, buy the old church building that the Baptists outgrew and move in.
As I said when I started this post. The Episcopal "Church" is so far removed from the teachings of Christ it can't even be called a Christian heresy.
It is at this point a temple of SJW paganism.