I’ll begin by thanking Ann for sending the link to a Wall Street Journal article titled What Ails the Episcopalians by Jay Akasie. The article appears online in the “Houses of Worship” column on the Opinion webpage. The article states that Jay Akasie is “a journalist and Episcopalian” living in New York.
Jay’s article has evoked a strong critical response from those who attended the General Convention. Rather than tell you what to think I encourage you to read the article for yourself. Remember: just because it is published by the Wall Street Journal (or any newspaper or news service) there is no guarantee it is accurate. The critical responses (which I encourage you to read as well) especially point out factual errors in the opinion piece.
The article in question
- What Ails the Episcopalians by Jay Akasie
Three responses to the article
- Wrong on Every Count by Bishop Kirk Smith (Episcopal Diocese of Arizona)
- What ails the Wall Street Journal: Error-laden opinion on Episcopalians by Scott Gunn (an Episcopal priest and Executive Director of Forward Movement in Cincinnati, OH)
- Rum, sodomy and the cash: The Episcopal Church 2012 by George Conger (an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Central Florida and a journalist).
I am more hopeful than ever about the desire of our Episcopal Church to seek and know God’s will and then have the courage to act upon that knowledge. I am more hopeful than ever that we will find a way forward together even if we don’t agree with each other on specific items.