Raison d'Etre (French/Freedom for "He got it from Me")
Shockingly, he styles himself "the admiral of morality" in his Diocese apparently since he holds the rank of Rear Admiral in the service reserve and served as a Navy chaplain.
I am offended. I am the Admiral of Morality. Beckwith was never aboard my ship. Furthermore I have been using the term longer than he has. He may be older than me but that is not pertinent as I outrank him. Hence this blog.
It's not important to note that a bishop of a church can also be a vice chair of a group dedicated to breaking that church up, so I won't note it very much, because as we all know what is really important is just doing what you want despite what you should be doing. I have served aboard many ships and doing whatever you like despite your pay grade and mission, is tantamount to insubordination, or at least irony.
Perhaps Beckwith is an ironic bishop in the way that some of us are ironic bowlers? For example, after Bishop Beckwith began his episcopacy in Springfield in 1992, he initiated "Vision 2000," a plan to emphasize and promote pastoral care, Christian formation, and stewardship. Apparently he concludes it is best to promote pastoral care and and formation by working to undermine TEC, revoking lay episcopal ministers' licenses, and not confirming anybody in a parish.
Forgive me. I digress. I simply wanted to emphasize that I am the Admiral of Morality, I have been using the title for quite some time, and this blog will be reminding us all of this from time to time.