The simplest solution of all
The changes in our polity proposed by the primates can only properly and canonically be responded to by the laity, clergy and bishops gathered in General Convention in 2009. The primates’ demands can be seriously, prayerfully and thoughtfully considered at that time. What if we stated, simply and calmly, that the primates’ September deadline is impossible under our polity, and pledge ourselves to feeding, housing, and clothing the poor and binding up the physical and spiritual wounds of the world’s neediest for this season, until 2009?
Bishop Gene Robinson
Yeah! What if we did that?
Time for a family anecdote...
When my sister was very young, she was a maniac for candy of all kinds, and we weren't well off, so we seldom had candy. My mom was frantic with fear that some weirdo would approach Dawna one day, offer her a candy bar, and that would be the end of her, because it was INEVITABLE that she would accept it, and would go anywhere with someone who offered her candy. So like a good mother, Mom tried to street-proof my 5-year old sister.
"Now look," she said. "If a stranger ever offers you candy, you just say, 'No thanks, we have some at home!'"
My sister smiled and nodded knowingly.
"We'll just LIE, huh, Mom?"
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