Let me make something clear. Some of you are misrepresenting our point of view. And remember, bearing false witness is a sin.
NO ONE SAID YOU COULD NOT CALL ST LEO A SAINT. IT SAYS THAT INSTEAD WE SHOULD REFER TO THE FIGURES IN A HISTORICAL SENSE SO AS TO NOT ABUSE their memory, okay? And not let OTHERS call our fathers heretics. This works both ways--it's called being fair.
It also says that if you are Eastern Orthodox that you are presumed to accept Chalcedon and St. Leo the Great. THE POINT WAS NOT TO SAY YOU COULD NOT CALL HIM A SAINT BUT NOT TO ***USE*** HIS MEMORY AS A BATTLESTICK TO POUNCE ON OTHERS, just like Eastern Orthodox would not like Oriental Orthodox to use St Dioscorus, et al, to do the same to St Leo!
Furthermore, NO POLICY HAS CHANGED. If you read the archives, we suggested the "academic discourse" approach MONTHS ago.
The following is directed solely at Joe: Please stop being melodramatic. If you quit the site, then quit. If you stay, then stay. But don't make your deliberations public, because no one else does that. We are supposed to be friends, so if you value our friendship (remember, I stood by you when you were in ROAC), then contact me personally and we will discuss your issues with our "new" policy.
Thank you everyone for your continued input. I am a bit agitated, not at any person in particular, but just at the fact that our points were taken out of context and used in a way we did not intend.
St. Leo pray for us!