This is the cover of the recently released “Report to the Church 2015.”
It is a document of what is left (no pun intended) of the Episcopal Church. I have not read it yet. I don’t have the heart to. But I suspect that I don’t really have to. A picture sometimes really is worth a thousand words.
This is not who we are. It is therefore no surprise that we have left the church in droves. The Episcopal Church is a cultural institution in the Anglican tradition. Despite what the communists who have taken it over say, it will never appeal to Negroes, Mexicans, Somalis, etc. because it is not a product of those cultures. The more it tries to appeal to the “other”, the more it alienates the body. In this respect, the Episcopal Church can be understood as being infected with the virus of Leftism: the church has been hijacked and is operating in the interests of the “other” and against its own interests.
Can it be saved? What will it take to save it? I would convert to Roman Catholicism tomorrow, but I know from my Roman Catholic friends that the RC church is in the same straits. Imagine a Pope with balls who called for European unity and for the expulsion of Muslims from European territory. A Pope who would ignore the liberal press and simply align himself with the European center politically. A Pope who would even summon the royal families of Europe and ask them what they intended to do about the situation. We can pray for that.
I think Psalm 74 describes our situation rather well. Compare it to the odious and disgraceful image issued by the Episcopal Church. This is our heritage, this inspired generations of achievers. We must return to this in order to survive.