Resistance in Albany of Albany reports that Albany Via Media, a group of moderate to liberal Episcopalians, wants to publicly ask the Rt. Rev. William Love, Bishop of Albany, if he is planning to take his diocese out of the Episcopal Church.

They will do this at seven deanery meetings in September and October where Love will talk about the 76th General Convention, his views of resolutions D026 and C056 and his meeting last week with the Archbishop of Canterbury.

“We are trying to have members asking the question at every meeting,” said Clair Touby of Saranac Lake, president of Albany Via Media.

Love will visit St. Paul’s Church, 58 Third St., Troy, at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday for evening prayer and to discuss the Episcopal Church’s General Convention in July in Anaheim, Calif….

…Dennis Wisnom of Schenectady, an Albany Via Media board member, said Love would talk at the meetings about the opening of the clergy and the development of blessing for same sex unions. The Albany Episcopal Diocese’s rules do not allow same sex marriages or blessings of same sex unions.

Accroding to, Touby says Lawrence’s appearance is a move by Love to build support for his position. On September 22-23, the Rt. Rev. Mark Lawrence of South Carolina, will speak to the diocesan clergy conference. Lawrence also attended the meeting of seven Episcopal bishops with Archbishop Rowan.

“Bishop Love is doing his level best to get people to change their minds,” Touby said. “He’s bringing in the big guns.”

Here is the website and blog for Albany Via Media.

Here is the diocesan schedule that includes the Deanery meetings where Bishop Love is scheduled to speak and the clergy conference that is hosting Bishop Lawrence.

Here is the story.

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