Father Jake Stops the World

Father Jake Stops the World

NYT: How many members of the Episcopal Church are there in this country?

KJS: About 2.2 million. It used to be larger percentagewise, but Episcopalians tend to be better-educated and tend to reproduce at lower rates than some other denominations. Roman Catholics and Mormons both have theological reasons for producing lots of children.

NYT: Episcopalians aren’t interested in replenishing their ranks by having children?

KJS: No. It’s probably the opposite. We encourage people to pay attention to the stewardship of the earth and not use more than their portion.

I'm a childfree, environmentally aware Episcopalian, and I agree with what ++KJS has said in this interview (the same one where she said she'd studied "octopuses"). Those of a more conservative mind-set have been picking every statement of hers apart, and criticizing her no end.

I ran across a website the other day that gathers newsfeeds from religion sites, and some of the comments and assertions made about her were horrifying.  Needless to say, I didn't add them to the list of feeds I've got linked here via Feedburner.com.

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