Skip to comments.Anglicans cut Episcopalians from ecumenical bodies
Posted on 06/08/2010 10:25:38 AM PDT by SmithL
LONDON, CA (AP) -- The Anglican Communion has suspended U.S. Episcopalians from serving on some interfaith bodies because of the election of a lesbian as a bishop in California.
The U.S. church opened a rift in the global communion, and within its own ranks, seven years ago by electing a gay man, V. Gene Robinson, as bishop of New Hampshire. Conservative African Anglicans have taken a lead in opposing moves in the United States and Canada to promote gays and to bless homosexual relationships.
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I would like to celebrate this news, but wonder why did Canterbury drew the line at a lesbian bishop? Why not a gay bishop? In other words, why did Vicky Gene get a pass?
Others can probably answer better than I can, but it’s my understanding that the Anglican Church asked the Episcopal Church for a moratorium on such activities after Robinson was elected. This action is a response to the refusal to cooperate by the Episcopal Church.
And the Lickety Split begins...
It’s all over but the shouting.
Some of us would like to know why Canterbury didn’t draw the line at a bishop who denied the Holy Trinity and the Virgin Birth (Bp. Pike back in the 1960’s).
How can a church that has no same-sex marriage ordain a sexually active homosexual as a Priest, let alone a Bishop?
Would they ordain an sexually active unmarried heterosexual? Why the double standard?
“Some of us would like to know why Canterbury didnt draw the line at a bishop who denied the Holy Trinity and the Virgin Birth (Bp. Pike back in the 1960s).”
Pike was one person. He was about to be tried for heresy by the Episcopal Church when he quit.
Would they ordain an sexually active unmarried heterosexual? Why the double standard?I can't speak for the Episcopal Church, but within the ELCA, some sins are more special than others.
It’s about time!! Unfortunately for the Episcopal church, it’s too little, too late.
No, PECUSA ruled that “heresy was no longer a relevant category”, when considering trying Pike for heresy—if Canterbury really had an interest in preserving any semblance of the Apostolic Faith, even according to the minimalist standards of “Anglican comprehensiveness”, the decision that “heresy if no longer a relevant category” would have been understood as equivalent to a decision that truth is no longer a relevant category, since in doctrinal matters, heresy is nothing other than the willful denial of the truth.