This Denomination Is Rethinking Alcohol After Fatal Accident
The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, one of two main governing bodies of the 2 million-member denomination, said many Episcopalians are asking why church leaders allowed Heather Cook to be confirmed as bishop last September despite their knowledge of her struggle with alcohol.
"Sometimes a tragedy happens and people move on after a couple of weeks," Jennings said. "This particular tragedy has caused many people to not only look at the issue of alcoholism and other drug addictions but also how we select and elect our leaders, our bishops."
Jennings is appointing a committee to review the church's 1985 policies on alcohol and drug abuse and to propose new resolutions to be considered at the church's General Convention, in Salt Lake City from June 25 to July 3....
The article reads "... Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, one of two main governing bodies of the 2 million-member denomination, said many Episcopalians are asking why church leaders allowed Heather Cook to be confirmed as bishop last September despite their knowledge of her struggle with alcohol." He calls himself "reverend",they confirmed a female "bishop" and alcohol,unless significantly watered down,is what the Bible would deem as strong drink...even beer.And who can't figure this one out?
"The bishop, 58, now faces 13 charges, including vehicular homicide, texting while driving and leaving the scene of the crime (she later returned). In 2010, Cook was caught behind the wheel with a blood alcohol level of .27â€”more than three times the legal limit in Marylandâ€”and pleaded guilty"
I suppose the reason why these Episcopalians/Anglicans call themselves Christian is to serve Satan's purpose of demonstrating the "church" to be false, wicked, lawless and ungodly.
This deception serves the purpose of duplicity and disinformation to attack the people of God.
False witness provides false Christians.
Rom 16:17 I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them.
2Peter 2:1 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.
1Tim 4:1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,