Friday, April 22, 2005

Pagans within the Church

The Episcopalians are seriously screwed up. This isn't anything we didn't know, but still. Locusts and Honey is mentioning the case of W. William Melnyk, who recently went from Episcopal priest to full time Druid of Downingtown Pennsylvania. He did this after the church got upset when he and his wife began introducing pagan liturgies under the guise of feminism. Now he has changed his mind and is renouncing his Druidity based on recent personal experience.

Now I'm not overly shocked by this as Episcopalians can be quirky folks. Dabbling in druidism doesn't strike me as particularly out of character, nor does creating liturgies for people who practice both Christianity and Druidism (however the hell that works). No what amazes me is that his wife, the Rev. Glyn Ruppe-Melnyk, who co-wrote these liturgies is still the rector of St.-Francis-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Malvern. How the heck does that work? If you are going to remove one of them, shouldn't you remove both? She's a witch, burn her already!

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