Friday, 27 April 2007

No going back on gay 'inclusion' for TEC

[...] Reinforcing the present direction of The Episcopal Church this past week, Mrs. Katharine Jefferts Schori journeyed to Boston, Massachusetts, where she told enraptured audiences that she plans to hold firm on homosexual approval and said that the election of an openly homosexual bishop in New Hampshire has been "a great blessing" [to the church]. Then she said this: "I don't believe that there is any will in this church to move backward, [on homosexuality]." She compared the gay rights struggle to battles over slavery and women's rights. She believes that it is a vocation for the Episcopal Church "to keep questions of human sexuality in conversation, and before not just the rest of our own church, but the rest of the world."

Then she took a swipe at African Evangelical Anglicans saying this: "Where the protesters are, in some parts of Africa or in other parts of the Anglican Communion today, is where this church and this society we live in was 50 years ago, and for us to assume that people can move that distance in a year or in a relatively instantaneous manner is perhaps faithless. That kind of movement and development has taken us a good deal of pain and energy over 40 or 50 years, and I think we have to make some space so that others can make that journey as well." Read more

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