I think some of those Episcopals are a wee bit upset.
By David W. Virtue
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean-neither more nor less.”
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master-that’s all.”
Last week in Salt Lake City at the HOB meeting, Mrs. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church proved to be the “master” of the language of the canons of The Episcopal Church. She deposed a godly, faithful, Bible-believing bishop by castrating a canon and using it to filibuster it through the House of Bishops. She declared Bishop Robert Duncan guilty first and then held a vote to confirm what she had already decided. “Sentence first, verdict afterwards” said the queen in Alice in Wonderland. Jefferts Schori deftly skirted Roberts Rules of Order, but as Alice might have said, “I can make the canons mean whatever I want them to mean.” Indeed.