(quote) Steven-706921 said: John, are you simply being sarcastic or what?
If you looked at what I wrote, I distinctly said that real ecumenism has, at core, a Christlike desire that we make new disciples and that all may be one in Christ Jesus. There is a difference between real ecumenical action and the ecumania like this, which acts as if there is no difference between the True Faith and the Protestant denominations.
The first is ecumenism leading to conversion. The latter amounts to Indifferentism.
I was indeed being sarcastic.
Putting that aside, you are making a lot of assumptions as to the motives behind the decision here. It is within the realm of possibility that you might be right. But the only "evidence" presented in this discussion by any of the opposition to the decision has been nothing but conceit and disdain of Protestants. I don't find that convincing.
If somebody would like to present an argument that this particular case is a bad way to pursue ecumenical action because of particular criteria other
than automatic contempt for all things Protestant, I'd be quite willing to listen and may well agree.
However, it started with nothing more than hysterical screaming about blasphemy and heresy. Once that toned done a little bit, we still have nothing more than "we're right and Protestants are wrong." While I agree with that last point as a general statement on theology, it does not follow that each and every individual action taken by a Protestant must therefore be morally incorrect.