Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I am sorry. I have not been able to write here. I just can't decide what to write.

Too much has been happening in my personal life. I'm still/again dealing with personal health issues and Scotty's health. Thanks be to God, I also had a delightful weekend with the Flys.

Too much has happened within our diocese about our relationship with the Diocese of Lui (in Sudan) and what shape it will take since Archbishop Daniel's hatemongering emission from Lambeth. I'm Chair of the our Companion Diocese Committee, and the discussion has required a significant bit of our time.

All that has consumed my attention.

I have scribbled a few notes about which I hope to write soon. Just not yet. Or not much.


Blogger FranIAm said...

Glad to hear from you - I was wondering where you were.

Thoughts to you, prayers for you, come back when you can.

8/27/2008 6:10 AM  
Blogger Leonardo Ricardo said...

I went looking for you too...thanks for the update...and thanks also for the Archbishop Bul "dilemma" being unresolved...kind of backs up my thoughts and feelings too...I'm unresolved even thought their new female Dean of the Cathedral was "Good News"...I'm afraid I'm just not too able to validate the bad judgment and harm done to LGBT Anglicans in Sudan on +Buls other front..."they" may not have surfaced for very terrorfilled reasons...surely, the Bishop can understand that?

8/27/2008 11:27 PM  
Blogger --Susan said...

I missed you.
Welcome back.

8/28/2008 7:29 AM  
Blogger Malcolm+ said...

My own take on your companion diocese relationship.

Walking away only makes things worse.

- It makes "our side" nearly (but not quite) as purist as theirs.

- It hands the far right a propaganda stick to beat us with (see, the liberal west are punishing the faithful for standing firm).

Maintaining the relationship confronts them every day with the reality of faithful LGBTQ people. And every LGBTQ person they meet opens the door of their understanding ever so slightly.

It is very difficult to justify hate with "some of my best friends are . . ." if some of your best friends really are.

8/28/2008 3:20 PM  
Blogger Laura Toepfer said...

Hey, I'm glad you're back. I've been thinking about you, hoping you're OK. Blessings.


8/28/2008 7:36 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

Thanks for your kind comments. I am truly humbled to know that you all still check in here, even when I go silent for so long. Thank you! I thank you most humbly.

In this diocese, we have an e-mail listserv for the Oasis/Integrity people. I have been very active on that list. I am the only gay person who has travelled to Lui. The gay/lesbian community here has never expressed any real commitment to Lui ... until the Archbishop of Sudan spewed his venom. Frankly, I'm getting a little bit tired of the "victim mentality" I'm hearing.

Leonardo, you and I and many others have watched all the news coming out of TEC and the Anglican Communion. I agree with you. But I am getting a little impatient with those who never cared about the people dying in Sudan ... but are now crying crocodile tears since the Archbishop of Sudan said his hateful things.

Malcolm: Amen to everything you said. That's the stuff I've been saying on our Oasis listserv. In my opinion, walking away is not an option! We claim we want reconciliation. We claim we want everyone to join us at the Eucharistic table. If any diocese cuts a relationship with Sudan now, then we negate every claim to the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

8/28/2008 11:11 PM  
Blogger holyfoolishness said...

Glad you are back!

8/29/2008 12:50 PM  
Blogger Caminante said...

Good to see you. Write when you can; we'll check in and delight when there is a post.

Stay in relationship. It may drive some of the LGBT people crazy (if I understand your posting) but if we move into the stance that the anti-people occupy, well... then we're doing the same thing.

8/29/2008 3:53 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

Yes, I am fighting for us to stay in relationship with the people of Sudan no matter what their **** Archbiship says. And, yes, many of the vocal gay/lesbian members of our diocese are fighting me on this. I find it heart-breaking.

8/30/2008 10:04 PM  
Blogger Barbi Click said...

And many of us are working with you too! :-)

8/31/2008 10:06 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

I know, Barbi. And I am truly grateful!

8/31/2008 10:13 PM  
Blogger Barbi Click said...

You know I am with you!

8/31/2008 10:45 PM  

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