Anglican Samizdat

September 29, 2009

What do liberal denominations have in common?

Filed under: ELCA — David Jenkins @ 1:59 pm

They hate being hit where it hurts: in the pocketbook. By toying with heresy, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is on the same Gaderene slide to oblivion as the ACoC and TEC. This doesn’t seem to bother Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson, their chap in charge, that much though, as long as people keep giving their money:

“My heart aches when I hear ELCA members express a feeling of abandonment because of the decisions on human sexuality taken by our church-wide Assembly. I am deeply concerned when ELCA members and congregations are being encouraged to signal that disagreement by withholding financial support…”

In the same way, nothing gets Anglican Primate Fred Hiltz salivating quite as profusely  as the prospect of raking in buckets of cash:



  1. Re: Red Fred’s excitement:
    “Unnamed”, “Undisclosed” – Unfounded?


    Comment by Jim Muirhead — September 29, 2009 @ 10:44 pm

  2. Maybe the cheque will bounce.

    Comment by Gawk — September 30, 2009 @ 6:52 pm

  3. This is great. I have been advising my readers from various denominations to ‘starve the beast’ where necessary.

    Lefties love money. They don’t want you to have any of your own, though, paradoxically.

    Comment by churchmouse — October 2, 2009 @ 9:52 am

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