Dear Ones,  

Over the last few days both the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times have printed articles unflattering to the Episcopal Church.  This is the press, what can I say?  

The Wall Street Journal article especially is irresponsible and, most of it, blatantly false.  Scott Gunn, Executive Director of Forward Movement, includes most of the article with his reply, which I find fantastic and I could not improve on it much myself.  I did offer a reply on the WSJ site shortly after its publication.  I have given the link to Gunn’s response below.   

The New York Times article yesterday by Douthat is responded to below by Diana Butler-Bass, and I find this also excellent.  While a bit more editorial and opinion, and not outright lying as Akasie chose to do, it too misses the point and is surely slanted.  You do not have to agree with everything done at this convention, that is hardly ever the case, but the church is not falling apart, in fact, it may finally be finding its way and so I find these articles to be clearly slanted towards doom and gloom, which is what sells the few newspapers still being sold.   

Scott Gunn’s reply to Akasie, and the Wall Street Journal

Diana Butler-Bass’s reply to Douthat 

 Jon Meachum’s response to it all!