Thursday, July 09, 2009
Buddy, can you spare . . . oh, say, $70,000?
Word is that PB&F has gone through its first box of red pencils in trying to balance the budget for The Episcopal Church in the next Triennium.
I think I’ve found $70,000 for them.
At its March meeting, when the Theology Committee of the HOB decided to authorize a ‘study’ (the 10th one in the past 35 years) on homosexuality and to keep the membership a secret, they also approved a budget for themselves of $70,000 to complete this task.
Mind you, neither General Convention nor Executive Council authorized this study (Did I mention that it was the 10th such study in the past 35 years?).
Given a looming $9 Million deficit, $70,000 may not be a significant amount, but it may just allow another committee, one that operates with transparency and relevancy, to actually have a positive impact on the life of this church.
I'm just sayin'.