Instead, Lawler, of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Ferguson, decided to adopt the rituals of Islam for 40 days to gain a deeper understanding of the faith.
On Friday, he faced being defrocked if he continued in those endeavors.
I guess I’m not quite that exercised, as long as it was purely his private practice (in which case, how is it that anyone knew?) It’s shallow: it implies that religion is something you can “put on” and seems a bit like play-acting. But maybe that’s where Lawler’s Christianity is at (seems like it). I wouldn’t yank his livelihood over just that…not when there may be other just reasons.
Key point in the article: “Speaking to a reporter that afternoon, he had no problem reconciling his Episcopalian views with those of Islam…” ‘Nuf said….
Surprisingly, no Muslims have yet expressed their belief that their Islamic views can be reconciled with Episcopalianism…
The Muzzies actually expect something from their adherents. If I ever saw an Episcopalian pray 5 times a day (to the Trinity, not Allah), I’d be dumbfounded. And let’s not even contemplate Episcopalian suicide bombers. I see no problem reconciling Islam to Episcopalianism, as long as the jizyah is paid.