This comes from the personal blog of Steve Pankey. I hope it gives you some insight into what’s on my mind as I prepare for General Convention.

Draughting Theology

For the past couple of years, I’ve taken part in a silent protest against the outdated, racist, inefficient, all around poorly constructed Alabama State Constitution.  The activity is quite simple and, at least according to this article, can affect change.  In Alabama, many governmental activities that shoud be accomplished local level, require amendments to the State Constitution. For example, a small municipality outside of Decatur was trying to amend its storm water sewage fees and the ENTIRE STATE had to vote on a constitutional amendment to make it happen. Proponents of a new constitution have vowed to vote “no” to every proposed amendment. The effect, over time, is to cripple local governments who in turn put pressure on the State to rewrite the constitution. The “gum up the works” plan worked in Louisiana, but the problem here is that there is often one amendment that, for reasons of justice…

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About Steve Pankey

A disciple, husband, dad, and priest who struggles to keep it all in the right order. Thankfully God, my wife, and the Church are all forgiving. This is my personal blog, not the opinion of The Episcopal Church or Christ Church in Bowling Green.
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