If all episcopalians are gentlemen, are all gentlemen...

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Seeing my favorite smells-and-bells Episcopalian, Father Bill Mouser, posting an interesting comment under the piece on weddings immediately below reminds me of a quote I've kept for years that's always seemed to me to be the quintessential episcopalian quote. Wishing to offend no one, I finally bring it out of the moth balls of my hard drive for the edification of our good readers:

When William T. Manning, a former Bishop of New York, was asked whether salvation could be found outside the Episcopal Church, he replied,

"Perhaps so, but no gentleman would care to avail himself of it."

("Profile of Bishop Paul Moore, Jr." in The New Yorker, April 28, 1986, p. 46.)