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Monday, March 30, 2009

Providing Clarity

The Episcopal Divinity School at Harvard has just announced the appointment of its new dean and president. Her name is Katharine Hancock Ragsdale, a name that certainly fits within the Episcopalian paradigm. So does her theology: below is an excerpt from a sermon the Rev'd. Ragsdale gave recently on the subject of abortion.
These are the two things I want you, please, to remember – abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Let me hear you say it: abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Abortion is a blessing and our work is not done.

I want to thank all of you who protect this blessing – who do this work every day: the health care providers, doctors, nurses, technicians, receptionists, who put your lives on the line to care for others (you are heroes -- in my eyes, you are saints); the escorts and the activists; the lobbyists and the clinic defenders; all of you. You’re engaged in holy work.
Read the whole thing (if it doesn't mysteriously vanish), if only to assure yourself the new dean and president of the EDS isn't being quoted out of context.

(Thanks to Christopher Johnson and the MCJ.)

UPDATE: It mysteriously vanished.

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