Tuesday, February 13, 2007

FAQs on Anglican Ruction :: The Independent

One example of many:
Where does the C of E stand in the debate?

Wriggling agonisingly on the proverbial fence. On the issues of women priests, gay clergy and gay marriage it has proved even more split than the worldwide Anglican Church. The cracks opened up by women priests were only just papered over. The issue of women bishops has still to be properly faced. The question of gay marriage has been sidestepped. You would be hard put to ask any Anglican today just what the Church actually believed on these questions.
Again, the conservatives aren't just gunning for the North Americans. Their ultimate goal is to direct the course of the Church of England. Drawing a circle that excludes "the Americans" will also bind the Church of England -- if it wants to stay in the Anglican Communion.

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