Ex­tinc­tion plan

The Washington Times Weekly - - Culture, Etc. -

“New Epis­co­pal Church Pre­sid­ing Bishop Katharine Jef­ferts Schori re­cently told the New York Times that her fel­low Epis­co­palians are proudly not pro­cre­at­ing so as to spare the en­vi­ron­ment.

“The Pre­sid­ing Bishop was asked how many Epis­co­palians there are in the U.S. ‘About 2.2 mil­lion,’ Schori re­sponded. ‘It used to be larger per­cent­age-wise, but Epis­co­palians tend to be bet­ter-ed­u­cated and tend to re­pro­duce at lower rates than some other de­nom­i­na­tions.’

“ ‘Aren’t Epis­co­palians in­ter­ested in re­plen­ish­ing their ranks by hav­ing chil­dren?’ the New York Times asked.

“ ‘No,’ Schori replied. ‘It’s prob­a­bly the op­po­site. We en­cour­age peo­ple to pay at­ten­tion to the stew­ard­ship of the Earth and not use more than their por­tion.’

“True to Schori’s boast, the Epis­co­palians have done mag­nif­i­cently in re­duc­ing their num­bers and, pur­port­edly, spar­ing the Earth the rav­ages of an en­larged Epis­co­palian pres­ence.”

— Mark Too­ley, writ­ing on “Not Much Thanks­giv­ing for Epis­co­palians,” Nov. 22 in the Amer­i­can Spec­ta­tor On­line at www.spec­ta­tor.org

Her church’s fu­ture is at risk. Bishop Katharine Jef­ferts Schori

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