This is an interesting story. I have a good friend who is a member of The Falls Church, which is also the church of choice for the U.S. Attorney General and a few other big shots.
Two of the country’s largest and most historic Episcopal congregations — both in Fairfax County — will vote next week on whether to leave the U.S. church on ideological grounds and affiliate instead with a controversial Nigerian archbishop. The decision could lead to a bitter court battle and the loss of $25 million in property.
Many members of The Falls Church and Truro Church, as well as some conservative leaders around the country, hope a split will establish a legal structure that would make it easier for dozens more like-minded congregations to also depart the national denomination.
Note that the Nigerian archbishop is “controversial.” Why? Well, because he actually believes Christian doctrines.
This also reminds me of a conversation Christy and I had the other night. It went something like this:
“You know what?,” I asked.
“Chicken butt,” she annoyingly responded as she always does when I begin a conversation with ‘you know what’.
“If any of my children,” I started again ignoring her ‘chicken butt’ remark, “ever decide to reject Christianity, leave the Lord, and become a heretical pagan, I hope to hell they don’t become a Unitarian. Be a Buddhist, be a Muslim, be a Zoroastrian. Heck, even become an Episcopalian. Just don’t become a Unitarian.”
i think she agreed. Evelyn laughed from the back seat.