This is not the post I meant to type.
And I am about to amaze myself by typing it.
I am about to do two things I have never done.
First, I am going to speak as a woman of faith, as an Episcopalian yet.
Next, I am about to abandon, if only so briefly, a way of being that I prefer---that of deliberation, reason, negotiation, the quest for common ground.
On the subway, a few minutes ago, I read the NYTIMES (December 4) article about conservative Episcopalians founding their own "rival denomination" because the main church is too supportive of homosexuality and, more specifically, of the ordination of a gay bishop.
And I say, good riddance.
Get thee gone.
Take the paltriness of your agape (charitable love) and one of its evil twins, homophobia.
The battle/argument/prayers over the Church and homosexuality will go on. I will regain my deliberativeness, reason, spirit of negotiation, and quest for common ground.
But for now, good-bye.