Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Katherine Jefferts Schori on "Christians"

I just read a disturbing interview with the newly invested primate of the Episcopal Church USA. Schori is asked about Pope Benedict's passing comment on Islamic violence. Her comment is telling. In speaking about Christians, she uses the word "they."

Did you catch that. Not "we" but "they." The head of one of the most powerful (at least in terms of money and prestige) mainline Christian denominations thinks of Christians as "they." And I thought the whole point of being a bishop was accepting succession from the apostles so that "they" becomes "we."

Just ghastly....