Source:  Christian Post
By Michael Grybosk

The Rev. Mariann Budde, the newly consecrated and seated bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, wants to make a stronger voice for progressive Christians.

Budde consecration
Photo courtesy Episcopal Diocese of Washington

“I want to build up the liberal church again so we can be a legitimate conversation partner in the public arena religiously,” said Budde to the Washington Post’s Michelle Boorstein.

Budde stated that she believed this “public arena” is presently “dominated by evangelical Christians and what many would call the Christian right, and I would agree.”

“It’s legitimate for them to be there, but they’re drowning us out,” said Budde….

While the Diocese of Washington consecrates Budde, conservative Episcopalians, like the American Anglican Council, look on with concern. Robert Lundy, communications officer for the AAC, took exception to Budde’s statement that she wants “to build up the liberal church.”

“What happened to building up Christ’s Church?” Lundy asked CP [Christian Post]….

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