The standing committees of the dioceses of Georgia and Northern Califorania have voted against giving consent. The Georgia vote is confirmed by the president of the standing committee, Joy Fisher. The Northern California vote was confirmed by diocesan spokeswoman Keri Lopez.
Month – April 2009
The Rev. William Spaid, canon to the ordinary of the diocese of Western Michigan, says bishop Robert R. Gepert supports the bishop-elect of Northern Michigan, the Rev. Kevin Thew Forrester. Consent either already has or will be given for Thew Forrester’s election, Spaid said this morning. A spokeswoman for the Diocese of Massachusetts also confirms […]
Bishop J. Jon Bruno of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles has not yet cast his vote for or against giving consent to the bishop-elect of Northern Michigan, a diocesan spokeswoman said after speaking directly with the bishop. On-line statements claiming that Bishop Bruno has already voted to give consent are incorrect, she said.
Diocese of Indianapolis Standing Committee President Frank Guthrie said the vote was 4-1 to give consent to the bishop-elect of Northern Michigan. The vote took place on April 16, he said. Meanwhile, the Standing Committee of Arkansas voted this morning (April 29, 2009) to withhold consent, standing committee president the Rev. Pam Morgan said. We’re […]
The Rev. Russell Johnson, president of the standing committee of the diocese of West Missouri, says the committee on April 17 voted 4-3 against giving consent to the election of the Rev. Kevin G. Thew Forrester as bishop of Northern Michigan. “There was some question about the election process,” the Rev. Johnson said. “First of […]
The Rev. Kevin G. Thew Forrester’s “theologically inadequate” baptismal covenant troubled Bishop of Tennessee John C. Bauerschmidt. “If there is a moment for liturgical and theological clarity, Holy Baptism is it,” Bauerschmidt said.
Presbyterians reject gay clergy, but vote closer By ERIC GORSKI AP Religion Writer Efforts to allow gays and lesbians to serve as clergy in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have been defeated again, sealed by votes Saturday. But the margin of defeat — the final tally has yet to be determined — is already guaranteed to […]
The standing committee of Montana and the bishop of Montana have voted against giving consent to Kevin Thew Forrester, according to StandFirmInFaith.com Meanwhile, a member of the Minnesota standing committee told me that she wasn’t the right person to announce whether the vote had been ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ But she said that the standing committe’s […]
UPDATED at 3:59 p.m. CDT The bishop of West Tennessee, the Rev. Don E. Johnson, has voted to withhold consent to the bishop-elect of Northern Michigan, a Tennessee diocesan spokeswoman confirmed today. The diocese’s standing committee has also voted “no.” But the standing committee of the Diocese of San Joaquin has decided to approve the […]
Theologically, Protestants, Catholics and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints often have different perspectives. So I e-mailed church officials in Salt Lake to get their perspective on atonement theology. Essentially: Was it God’s will or plan for Jesus Christ to come to earth and die on the cross? And is this […]