Shuck and Jive

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Covenant Network Will Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money

The Covenant Network of Presbyterians (the good Presbyterians) had their gathering in Atlanta a couple of weeks ago. Leslie Scanlon of the Presbyterian Outlook has a couple of reports. It appears that they have decided to focus on judicial matters rather than to seek to remove G-6.0106b at this next General Assembly. With the new Authoritative Interpretation passed by the 2006 General Assembly, they are hopeful that some lgbts may become ordained thanks to the clarification of "scrupling" afforded in this recent GA action.

The Covenant Network's latest statement of purpose says nothing about legislative activities at the 2008 GA, but is putting its energy into judicial cases.

The Covenant Network of Presbyterians offers resources and assistance to individuals, congregations and governing bodies, as the church implements the Authoritative Interpretation and other recommendations of the 217th General Assembly.

We pledge our legal, advisory, and educational resources for those in the ordination process.

As we look toward the next General Assembly, we will continue to monitor both local ordination/installation practices and judicial decisions to determine which additional measures we should pursue at this time to achieve our longstanding goal: a church as generous and just as God’s grace.
Legal (lawyers)
Advisory (guns?)
Educational Resources (money?)

Not sure if that is exactly what Warren Zevon asked for, but you take what you can get.


  1. At long as they don't send any werewolves of London.

  2. Appearantly, the excrement has struck the oscillating wind movement device.


    Don't worry. They normally leave these things up to the Vampires.

  3. As long as they don't send any evolutionists or pacifists, I think we're still safe.

  4. As long as they don't send any evolutionists or pacifists, I think we're still safe.

    Intelligent, sane people got ya down?

    Not to worry. You have the Presbyterian version of the 700 Club, the New Whineskins, to turn to for comfort.

    It's like having your very own, personal Pat Robertson.