But then things take an odd turn with the following:
Panorama will show that all viewpoints and interests are welcomed in the Episcopal Church. Panorama provides an avenue for these various voices to be previewed and highlighted.
"All viewpoints and interests are welcomed in the Episcopal Church." Really?
The fact is there are many viewpoints and interests we reject as unworthy of inclusion within our church. Don't we take a strong stand against racism and sexism? Don't we reject anti-Semitism as incompatible with the Christian faith? Don't we reject hatred and discrimination against persons because of their sexual orientation? If we're being faithful to the theology of our Prayer Book and to what is affirmed on the Episcopal Church's official website about the Person of our Lord Jesus Christ, then aren't we including the orthodoxy of Nicaea and Chalcedon while rejecting other viewpoints as heretical (e.g., Arianism, Docetism, and Gnosticism)? And aren't there plenty of other viewpoints and interests we rightly say "no" to and commit ourselves to proactively excluding from our church when we promise in our Baptismal Covenant to "continue in the apostles' teaching and fellowship" and to "respect the dignity of every human being"?
The desire to be inclusive is a good thing. But there are limits to inclusion. It's not just the fact that some viewpoints and interests should not be included for theological or ethical reasons. It's also that inclusion of certain viewpoints and interests necessarily means excluding other viewpoints and interests that contradict or reject what the Episcopal Church has included and affirmed as normative and acceptable.
It's more accurate to say that the Episcopal Church does not welcome all viewpoints and interests. And rightly so!