Delusion of Grandeur?

The Presiding Bishop has just announced a search for a new staff person to be director of government relations. Based in Washington, one can only imagine the cost to the Episcopal Church of salary, housing, office rental, and support staff.

The price seems hard to justify when one considers that the Episcopal Church represents less than 1% of the U.S. population. And the expense seems even more extravagant when one realizes that the positions our church leaders take on the various political issues are unfailingly predictable.

The six figure sum that underwrites this governmental office could keep half a dozen churches from going under. Maybe that would be a better way to spend the church’s money. —J. Douglas Ousley

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