Conservative Episcopalians, outraged by the elevation of a homosexual priest to the level of bishop, are threatening to bankrupt the denomination's liberal leadership by withholding donations. If the scripture won't get their attention, money will!
With a $48 million budget at stake, plus assets and church property in dissenting dioceses, serious financial damage could be done if funds were withheld.
A conservative Episcopal website www.communionparishes.org has posted a "plan for withholding funds" that could apply to other dioceses, especially those whose lay delegates voted against the bishop, Gene Robinson.
As Julian Duin of The Washington Times writes, "withholding funds in order to change policy is a recent phenomenon in the 70-million-member Anglican communion." I think it's a great idea.
Why should people who believe in the word of God subsidize those who believe, preach, teach and impose a doctrine that is clearly opposed to that word?
Let's pray and cheer for the conservative Episcopalians.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.