Saturday, 16 June 2007

Canadian Anglican Church confronts the issue of homosexuality

[...] What's at stake in the homosexuality debate, Hird argues, is the authority of the Bible. If liberal Western Christians can simply "pick and choose" to reject biblical passages, Hird said, what's to stop them from dismissing or reinterpreting other teachings in the Bible, particularly those about Jesus being the only way to salvation?

Asked about the regret some leaders feel over the fact some African Anglican leaders aren't focusing on combatting hatred, poverty and disease in Africa, but instead are making pronouncements on homosexuals in far away North America, the B.C. priest acknowledged he could understand the criticism.

"It is sad what's happened," Hird says. "I wouldn't have chosen this conflict." Read more

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