The Rev. Kendall Harmon reports that the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina took a stand against Moloch and the willingness of mainline leadership to worship him through its support of the abortion license:

Resolution:

Be it resolved that the 217th Convention of the Diocese of South Carolina dissociates itself from the affiliation of The Episcopal Church (TEC) with the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC).

Explanation:

On the 12th of January 2006, the Executive Committee of The Episcopal Church voted to formalize the relationship between The Episcopal Church and the RCRC, a registered political lobby, which advocates for unlimited abortion rights in the political realm. The literature and website of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice reveal that it advocates positions specifically at odds with those of the Episcopal Church as expressed by a resolution of the 1994 General Convention declaring that, “As Christians, we believe strongly that if [the right to abortion] is exercised, it should be used only in extreme situations. We emphatically oppose abortion as a means of birth control, family planning, sex selection, or any reason of mere convenience.” Further on this the final day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, it must be noted that this affiliation represents yet another divergence from the normative moral teaching of Catholic Christianity.

The RCRC is a loathsome organization of mainliners whose support for abortion (not choice, abortion) has taken some obscene forms, including support for partial-birth abortion. Here’s hoping that South Carolina Episcopalians have started a trend that may be followed by other Episcopal dioceses, PCUSA presbyteries, United Methodist annual conferences, American Baptist associations, and others.