The latest at the National Cathedral: tai chi, yoga, and football in the nave

by (@TheIRD) January 18, 2014

The Washington National Cathedral represents many things to many people. A Christian cathedral, a house of worship, a dignified place for prayer, solemn choirs, and, apparently now, pay-as-you-go tai-chi, yoga, and football practice in the nave? The Very Rev. Gary Hall, the Cathedral dean, says “why not?”. In a move shocking to even veteran TEC watchers, The Episcopal Church’s most famous national monument transforms itself from a reverent house of prayer to a Neo-Gothic shell in which all manner of non-Christian activities are permitted for those willing to pay for the privilege.

Politicizing Tragedy

by (@TheIRD) October 4, 2013

In the wake of an emerging consensus among journalists that Matthew Shepard was not murdered in a hate crime due to his sexual identity, The Episcopal Church’s determination to continue their uncritical support for the false narrative that portrays him as a gay martyr serves only to politicize a horrific tragedy.

National Cathedral Dean Slams “Filthy Enactment” of Voting Rights Ruling

by (@JeffreyHWalton) July 2, 2013

By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) A recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court “essentially gutted” the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and recalls the infamous Fugitive Slave Act of the 1850s, according to the dean of the Washington National Cathedral. In a Sunday sermon celebrating recent Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage and lamenting a ruling on […]

News Flash: Gene Robinson Opposes Church Discipline

by (@bjgingerich) April 26, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) Bishop Gene Robinson took up his pen to give Pope Francis & Co. a few pointers on church leadership. It seems unusual that an openly gay bishop who oversaw the precipitous decline of his New Hampshire diocese should offer advice to the head of the world’s largest Christian communion. Citing a study […]

Religious Groups Celebrate Day to Thank Abortion Doctors

by (@TheIRD) March 18, 2013

By John Lomperis (@JohnLomperis) In case you missed it, March 10 was National Abortion Provider Appreciation Day. Yes, a special day to celebrate the work done by our friendly neighborhood abortionists. The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC), which enjoys official, unqualified endorsements from a collection of liberal Protestant, Jewish, Unitarian Universalist, and atheist/humanist groups, […]

Two Very Different Episcopalianisms Meet in Charleston

by (@bjgingerich) January 29, 2013

By Bart Gingerich (@BJGingerich) Last week, orthodox Christians convened at the historical St. Philip’s Church to participate in theological discussions at the Mere Anglicanism Conference. Most of the attendees expressed support for the Diocese of South Carolina under Bishop Mark Lawrence, which has been forced out of the Episcopal Church through heavy-handed persecution against traditional […]

Anti-Israel Zealots Chastise Episcopal Church

by (@TheIRD) January 25, 2013

By Mark Tooley Prominent, radically anti-Israel Episcopalians are urging their denomination to adopt a more aggressive stance towards Israel, including divestment. The Episcopal Church largely has stood back from some of the more stridently negative policies towards Israel adopted by other old-line Protestant denominations.  It has avoided serious consideration of anti-Israel divestment.  And its officials […]

Episcopal Church Leadership Lashes Out

by (@JeffreyHWalton) February 11, 2010

Important Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori traveled to Britain in advance of the Church of England Synod. While talking points were made available by the Episcopal Church Public Relations Office in regards to AC-NA, Jefferts Schori did not travel to Britain. We regret the error.   A blizzard […]