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The Bishop of Springfield caused quite the stir yesterday with a tweet about how unimpressed he was with the Official Youth Presence at General Convention. The tweet sparked many wonderful responses about the role of the Official Youth Presence and the impact it has had on clergyand lay people across the world.
The Bishop wrote a blog post responding to the controversy. At one point he issued what could be interpreted as an apology, saying, “I wish I hadn’t done it, but I did.”
This isn’t a direct response to those initial comments or the “apology”, but a post inspired by the sentiment.
The Bishop was unimpressed by the Official Youth Presence because they didn’t mention Jesus enough. He was also unimpressed because they were “annoyingly issue-oriented”.
There are two major issues with the Bishop’s comments. First, there is an assumption that the Official Youth Presence exists to impress. That…
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