Sermon | Letter writer takes bishop’s comments out of context
02/06/2013 6:07 PM
02/06/2013 6:08 PM
Re: Feb. 1 letter from Peter T. Mitchell, “Bishop’s sermon shows her spirit”
This reflects the kind of deceptive argument that is now common in our sound-bite culture. Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori did not equate Bishop Mark Lawrence's actions with those of a murderer, nor did she call him a tyrant.
What Mr. Mitchell has done is take phrases from Bishop Schori's sermon and stitch them together out of order and out of context. This is a tired political tactic, unredeemed by the fact that Mr. Mitchell closes his letter by weeping crocodile tears over the “petty name calling and invective rhetoric” that has engulfed the Episcopal Church.
Bishop Schori's sermon can speak for itself, and can be found in its entirety on the website of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina. As for Mr. Mitchell, he may wrap his hit job in piety by promising to pray for Bishop Schori, but he might benefit from a review of the scriptures that command us to not “bear false witness.”
Daniel J. Ennis
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