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US Anglican Branch Vows No Backing Away from Homosexual Support
LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/1/07 | Hilary White

Posted on 10/01/2007 4:03:48 PM PDT by wagglebee

SAN FRANCISCO, October 1, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Presiding Bishop of the US Episcopal Church (ECUSA), has said that there will be no reversal of the church's pro-homosexual direction taken in recent years.

Speaking to a standing room-only audience at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral, the Most Rev. Katherine Jefferts Schori, the most senior official of the American branch of the Anglican Communion, announced that the Episcopalians would continue to "bless" same-sex unions and consecrate active and unrepentant homosexuals to the episcopate.

"[We are] not going backward, but willing to pause," Jefferts Schori said. "All people, including gay and lesbian Christians and non-Christians, are deserving of the fullest regard of the church."

The statement comes at a deadline placed on the American branch of the Worldwide Anglican Communion at a meeting in Tanzania in February 2007. At that meeting, the bishops gave ECUSA an ultimatum and deadline saying the ultra-liberal American branch must reassert its adherence to Christian teaching by the end of September 2007 in order to retain full membership in the Communion. The bishops' statement of principles said churches and provinces of the Communion must adhere to the "faith which is uniquely revealed in the Holy Scriptures."

The news that ECUSA will not accept the provisions of the 2004 Windsor Report and that there will be no moratorium on ordaining active homosexuals, is expected to lead to a schism within the Anglican Communion. It has been widely reported that "conservative" or traditionally Christian bishops of the Church of England have met with their counterparts in the US to provide episcopal oversight for Episcopalians who wish to retain their connection to historic Christianity.
 
In support of the ECUSA decision, Bishop Thomas Ely of the Diocese of Vermont said, "This House is committed to the full participation of gays and lesbians in the life of the church."

"We have ... work to do" he said, to bring the rest of the Anglican Communion into line with the so-called "liberal" opinion.

Schori, a radical feminist, is an enthusiastic supporter of normalizing homosexuality within Christianity. She troubled many in the Anglican Communion when she preached, at the closing service of the 2006 Episcopal Convention at which she was elected Presiding Bishop, using the term "Our mother Jesus" who "gives birth to a new creation."

Of the world's 77 million Anglicans, over half live in the developing world, in which traditional Christian teaching finds broad support among the lay faithful. Bishops of the "global south" have been the most vocal supporters of the traditional Christian teachings within Anglicanism.

The bishops of the Anglican world will meet next year for the Lambeth conference where decisions regarding the Worldwide Communion are taken. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has said that Gene Robinson, the open homosexual whose consecration started the crisis in 2003, will be allowed to attend the 2008 conference, but will not be allowed to participate or vote. Williams has yet to make a statement on the ECUSA announcement.

Read related LifeSiteNews.com coverage:
Anglican Hierarchy ~ US Anglicans Have Seven Months to Shape up or Ship Out
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2007/feb/07022007.html


TOPICS: Current Events; Mainline Protestant; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: activehomosexual; anglican; anglicancommunion; christian; episcopal; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; lambeth; samesexunion; schori; sodomy
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1 posted on 10/01/2007 4:03:54 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 10/01/2007 4:04:30 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 10/01/2007 4:05:16 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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Back to their roots - sexual misconduct. This cannot end well.


4 posted on 10/01/2007 4:06:53 PM PDT by ducdriver ("Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance." GKC)
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To: wagglebee
"[We are] not going backward, but willing to pause,"

You went backwards a long time ago.
5 posted on 10/01/2007 4:07:46 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: wagglebee

Conclusion from the High Priestess’s remarks: God is wrong, and she knows better than He what is acceptable and holy.


6 posted on 10/01/2007 4:10:08 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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Stick a fork in them...the’re done.


7 posted on 10/01/2007 4:20:16 PM PDT by arielguard ("the CHURCH of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth", 1 Timothy 3:15)
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I foresee a market for pew wipes.


8 posted on 10/01/2007 4:29:12 PM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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9 posted on 10/01/2007 5:11:16 PM PDT by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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Back to their roots - sexual misconduct. This cannot end well.

They must have inherited it from the Romans, whose pedophile priests are paragons of propriety, parceling their properties to pay the piper.

10 posted on 10/01/2007 5:18:16 PM PDT by Clint Williams (Read Roto-Reuters -- we're the spinmeisters!)
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Don’t be surprised if the Episcopals split up big time over this in America. More and more will join the African branch to get away from these warped, wicked people.


11 posted on 10/01/2007 6:40:23 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man
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Don’t be surprised if the Episcopals split up big time over this in America. More and more will join the African branch to get away from these warped, wicked people who call evil good, and good, evil.


12 posted on 10/01/2007 6:40:38 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man
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Don’t be surprised if the Episcopals split up big time over this in America. More and more will join the African branch to get away from these warped, wicked people who call evil good, and good, evil.


13 posted on 10/01/2007 6:41:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man
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TEC had till the end of September, and they've now spit in the face of their former communion. They had a choice, and they chose their true love.

They won't let go of power, even though they are losing some very profitable churches. They're totally given over to reprobate minds, they couldn't care less about even "mother Jesus", and they've worked so many years to gain control. They won a whole lot of money, prestigious old buildings, and all the pomp, titles, and trappings of the Episcopal Church. A really impressive case of blasphemous hijacking that should never have been allowed by the faithful.

14 posted on 10/01/2007 7:52:26 PM PDT by xJones
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To: wagglebee

Homosexual cult alert.


15 posted on 10/01/2007 11:23:15 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: wagglebee
"[We are] not going backward, but willing to pause," Jefferts Schori said. "All people, including gay and lesbian Christians and non-Christians, are deserving of the fullest regard of the church."

What profits a (wo)man if s/he gains the whole world (or TEC) and loses his/her soul?
16 posted on 10/02/2007 3:41:30 AM PDT by Talking_Mouse (O Lord, destroy Islam by converting the Muslims to Christianity.)
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To: wagglebee

Wouldn’t that be better titled “Backing Towards Homosexual Support”?


17 posted on 10/02/2007 5:31:28 AM PDT by MarkBsnr (V. Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariae. R. Et concepit de Spiritu Sancto.)
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To: wagglebee

Na na na nah.....na na na naah......hey hey he-ey.....go-ood bye...........


18 posted on 10/02/2007 6:47:01 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: wagglebee

Eventually Jefferts-Scori is going to have nothing more but vacant pews to preside over.


19 posted on 10/02/2007 6:55:48 AM PDT by meandog (I'm one of the FEW and the BRAVE FReepers still supporting John McCain)
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To: Clint Williams

We were infiltrated by the gays as well, and we see what havoc they caused. They showed their hand too soon. We have some gay bishops, but they don’t occupy the heights of power.


20 posted on 10/02/2007 7:17:56 AM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: Clint Williams
They must have inherited it from the Romans You fail to see distinctions. The ECUSA is institutionalizing sexual misconduct, while the Catholic Church is cleaning it up.
21 posted on 10/02/2007 9:24:09 AM PDT by ducdriver ("Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance." GKC)
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To: wagglebee
No Backing Away from Homosexual Support

In reality, the ECUSA does not support homosexuals, but rather confirms them in their sin. Imagine this headline "No Backing Away from Adultery Support", etc. In charity, they should teach truth instead of encouraging sinful behavior.

22 posted on 10/02/2007 9:31:08 AM PDT by ducdriver ("Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance." GKC)
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US Anglican Branch Vows No Backing Away from Biblical Abandonment

Fixed it.

23 posted on 10/02/2007 9:08:55 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: wagglebee

2 Timothy 4:3-4
(3) For the time will come when they will not endure the sound doctrine; but, having itching ears, will heap to themselves teachers after their own lusts;
(4) and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside unto fables.


24 posted on 10/03/2007 6:40:25 AM PDT by jkl1122
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