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  • Primates' offer "appalling" and "improper" -- Crawley

    03/04/2004 10:12:10 AM PST · by ahadams2 · 12 replies · 61+ views
    CanadianChristianity.com ^ | 3 March 2004 | Frank Stirk
    Primates' offer "appalling" and "improper" -- Crawley By Frank Stirk FOUR ANGLICAN primates in Africa and one in Asia have offered "alternative episcopal oversight" to Canadian Anglicans disillusioned over the way their bishops have addressed the longstanding controversy over same-sex blessings. So far, four parishes and eight priests in the diocese of New Westminster, as well as one priest in Calgary, have accepted the offer. Recently, Archbishop David Crawley, the Anglican Church of Canada's acting primate, spoke with CC.com -- and left no doubt what he thinks of their offer. Archbishop David Crawley: The offer that the primates have made...
  • THE OFFICIAL OSCARS CAN BITE ME THREAD!!!

    02/29/2004 6:52:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 220 replies · 1,153+ views
    Anyone less interested than I?
  • Primates intervene in Canada row

    02/27/2004 11:50:46 AM PST · by ahadams2 · 4 replies · 83+ views
    Church of England Newspaper ^ | 26 February 2004 | staff writers
    Primates intervene in Canada row Number: 5706 Date: Feb 26, In a move that has the potential to divide Canadian conservatives, four Primates along with the Anglican Mission in America have stepped into the fray over alternative Episcopal oversight in the diocese of New Westminster in support of traditionalists. Last week in Vancouver the Rev Paul Carter announced that four of the 11 member parishes of the Anglican Communion in New Westminster (ACiNW) had accepted “temporary adequate Episcopal oversight” from the Most Rev Yong Ping Chung of Southeast Asia, the Most Rev Emmanuel Kolini of Rwanda, the Most Rev Fidele...
  • NEW WESTMINSTER BISHOP FACES TRIPLE CRISIS

    02/16/2004 7:18:37 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 2 replies · 297+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 16 February 2004 | David Virtue
    NEW WESTMINSTER BISHOP FACES TRIPLE CRISIS News Analysis By David W. Virtue VANCOUVER, BC-- The revisionist Bishop of New Westminster, Michael Ingham, faces a triple crisis that could derail his plans to depose, at the minimum put on hold, his desire to toss 11 biblically orthodox priests out of their parishes and seize their properties. He faces a legal ultimatum with the leaders of St. Martin's parish in North Vancouver who argue that unless the parish is allowed to control its own finances and staffing, it will ask the B.C. Supreme Court to overturn the firing of two church wardens...
  • [Canada] Dissident Anglican parish contends bishop's actions may have been illegal

    02/15/2004 5:23:00 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 1 replies · 57+ views
    Canada .com ^ | 14 February 2004 | Jeremy Hainsworth
    Dissident Anglican parish contends bishop's actions may have been illegal JEREMY HAINSWORTH Canadian Press VANCOUVER (CP) - An Anglican church defying the bishop of New Westminster by refusing to support same-sex unions has offered him a legal ultimatum. In a letter delivered to Bishop Michael Bingham on Friday, St. Martin's parish in North Vancouver said that unless the parish is allowed to control its own finances and staffing, it would ask the B.C. Supreme Court to overturn the firing of two church wardens last year. "We want our church and we want to be able to control our own destiny,"...
  • [Canada] ST.MARTIN'S PARISH ACTION BY BISHOP NOT THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE

    02/08/2004 10:05:31 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 1 replies · 43+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 8 February 2004 | David Virtue
    ST.MARTIN'S PARISH ACTION BY BISHOP NOT THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE By David W. Virtue Patricia Young should know. She has been a traditionalist member of St. Martin's parish in North Vancouver for a number of years and the actions by two members of the vestry installed by revisionist Bishop Michael Ingham to return the parish back to the New Westminster fold, does not sit well with her. In fact she is downright angry. "It is not the will of the people who worship there," she told Virtuosity at an Anglican Mission conference recently in Destin, Florida, recently. She was...
  • New Westminster Explains Itself (Canadian Diocese of New Westminster attempts to tapdance, badly...)

    01/15/2004 9:59:13 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 1 replies · 84+ views
    Church Times ^ | 15 January 2004 | Pat Ashworth
    New Westminster explains itself by Pat Ashworth THE Canadian diocese of New Westminster is seeking to correct the bishops of the Congo, who last week dissociated themselves from dioceses they described in a statement as “involved in homosexuality” (News, 9 January). The Congolese bishops strongly condemned what they called the “use of the newly devised prayer book published by the Diocese of New Westminster, Canada for the purpose of officiating the blessing of same-sex marriages”. In response, the New Westminster communications officer, Neale Adams, wrote a letter saying that no prayer book had been devised, and that the blessing was...
  • Godly Anglicans booted

    01/02/2004 10:32:41 AM PST · by ahadams2 · 7 replies · 95+ views
    Razormouth ^ | 2 January 2004 | Jamey Bennett
    Friday, January 2, 2004 Godly Anglicans booted Jamey Bennett says that godly Anglicans need to act now This is stupid. It’s ridiculous the apostasy that so-called bishops have been getting away with. While the Anglican Church in the US is still experiencing tremors and shocks from the damnable moves of certain Episcopal clergy in consecrating the covenant-breaking and Godless sodomite bishop Gene Robbins in November, the Canadian Anglican wing has made its own contributions to apostasy. According to the Washington Times,[1] an Anglican bishop, the “Most Reverend” Michael Ingham, in Vancouver (who had began supporting homosexual “unions” in 2002 and...
  • Holy Cross celebrates Christmas in priest's living room

    12/26/2003 11:34:54 AM PST · by ahadams2 · 4 replies · 79+ views
    National Post (Canada) ^ | 26 December 2003 | Ai Lin Choo
    Church at home with the Lord Holy Cross celebrates Christmas in priest's living room Ai Lin Choo, Vancouver Sun Friday, December 26, 2003 ABBOTSFORD Surrounded by Christmas wrappings, presents and excited children, about 20 members of Abbotsford's newly terminated Church of the Holy Cross gathered in their priest's living room for Christmas service Thursday. While the gathering was mostly upbeat and included the usual Christmas songs and nativity stories, the reasons behind the domestic gathering were still on the minds of many. "We as a church community will continue as we always have. It's unfortunate that the diocese has felt...
  • meanwhile in Canada:ACiNW Respond to "Inaccurate" Statement by Bishop Ingham

    12/08/2003 10:57:30 AM PST · by ahadams2 · 1 replies · 97+ views
    St. Martin's Anglican Church website ^ | 8 December 2003 | ACiNW
    ACiNW Respond to "Inaccurate" Statement by Bishop Ingham The Diocese of New Westminster recently issued a media statement accusing the parishes of the Anglican Communion in New Westminster (ACiNW) of being so uncooperative that the Diocese may be forced to “exercise both a fiduciary and a stewardship responsibility to preserve the territorial integrity of the Diocese, and the assets of its parishes, for the future of the Anglican Church in British Columbia”. The media statement contained a number of inaccuracies that need to be corrected. Q: What led the Diocese to make this statement? A: The Diocese was reacting to...
  • Statement from the Anglican Communion in New Westminster

    11/18/2003 10:03:49 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 6 replies · 83+ views
    Anglican Communion in New Westminster ^ | 18 November 2003 | ACiNW
    Statement from the Anglican Communion in New Westminster In response to the Canadian House of Bishop's Motions. posted November 18th, 2003 At its fall meeting in Toronto, the Canadian House of Bishops passed two motions designed to address the deepening crisis in the Diocese of New Westminster and the Anglican Church of Canada. One motion asks Bishop Terry Buckle to refrain from exercising Episcopal ministry for our parishes; it also asks Bishop Michael Ingham and Archbishop David Crawley to set aside their efforts to discipline Bishop Buckle and seven clergy of our parishes. The motion continues by asking for a...
  • Meanwhile in Canada: Anglican synod to meet on gay marriage

    11/14/2003 10:42:20 AM PST · by ahadams2 · 3 replies · 29+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | 13 November 2003 | staff writer
    Nov. 13, 2003. 11:08 PM Anglican synod to meet on gay marriage HAMILTON - The decision-making body of the Anglican Diocese of Niagara will gather for an unprecedented closed-door discussion this weekend. While the doors to Niagara synod's annual meeting will stay open to the media and public for most of the two-day meeting which starts today, a discussion on same-sex marriage slated for tomorrow morning will be held in-camera. A source of profound discord among Anglicans across the diocese, the country and the world, Niagara synod's same-sex marriage discussion will be posted on the diocesan Web site but will...
  • Archbishop Malango on Adequate Oversight and the Primates Letter

    11/12/2003 6:57:07 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 6 replies · 28+ views
    Anglican Communion in New Westminster ^ | 12 November 2003 | Most Rev. Bernard A. Malango
    Archbishop Malango on Adequate Oversight and the Primates Letter There have been many comments concerning the October Primates Letter, and what was meant, particularly in relation to the comments concerning "adequate Episcopal Oversight." It is my understanding that Archbishop Michael Peers reported to the Council on the General Synod of the Church of Canada that the Primates' letter referred to "adequate oversight" for all minorities, which in his view would include offering oversight for gay people and lesbians in conservative dioceses. Reports are that Abp Peers claimed to be able to speak to the meaning of the letter because he...
  • Setback for Bishop Ingham in Canada dispute

    11/06/2003 10:08:15 AM PST · by ahadams2 · 2 replies · 24+ views
    Church of England Newspaper ^ | 6 November 2003 | staff writers
    Setback for Bishop Ingham in Canada dispute Number: 5691 Date: Nov 6, 2003 Bishop Michael Ingham of New Westminster has received a stunning defeat by the Canadian House of Bishops in his fight with the conservative clergy of the Anglican Communion in New Westminster [ACiNW]. Canada’s House of Bishops last week directed Ingham stay legal proceedings against the ACiNW clergy and cede alternative Episcopal oversight for conservatives in New Westminster to a Bishop mutually agreeable to all parties. Two Resolutions were passed during the contentious four-day biannual meeting held in Mississauga, Ontario. The first called for the creation of a...
  • U.S. and Canadian Mainstream Anglican Bishops Meet in Toronto

    10/31/2003 9:43:26 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 3 replies · 44+ views
    AAC News ^ | 31 October 2003 | staff writers
    U.S. and Canadian Mainstream Anglican Bishops Meet in Toronto Source: AAC News October 31, 2003 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 27, 2003 TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA––A landmark meeting of Canadian Bishops linked with the Essentials movement and Bishops of the American Anglican Council occurred today (October to address issues of common concern about dramatic changes that are being introduced that are impacting the pursuit of Biblical mission. The bishops gathered expressed solidarity with the position of the Anglican Primates and shared their concern about the impending consecration of an openly active homosexual as bishop in New Hampshire. The decision of the...
  • Bishop Accuses Uganda of Intolerance

    10/30/2003 10:22:07 AM PST · by ahadams2 · 5 replies · 27+ views
    AllAfrica.com ^ | 29 October 2003 | John Kakande
    Bishop Accuses Uganda of Intolerance New Vision (Kampala) October 29, 2003 Posted to the web October 29, 2003 John Kakande Kampala A CANADIAN Anglican bishop, Michael Ingham, has criticised Uganda as one of the countries where homosexual Christians are suffering hardship and rejection. Bishop Michael Ingham of New Westminster, Canada, who provoked an international controversy by agreeing to bless same-sex relationships, was giving a keynote speech to a conference in Manchester, UK at the weekend. The conference was organised by the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM). Bishop Ingham said lesbian and gay Christians were facing persecution in several countries...
  • PREGNANT LESBIAN PRIEST LEADS DIOCESAN YOUTH MINISTRIES

    10/29/2003 8:59:19 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 23 replies · 854+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 29 October 2003 | David Virtue
    PREGNANT LESBIAN PRIEST LEADS DIOCESAN YOUTH MINISTRIES Special Report By David W. Virtue A pregnant lesbian priest in the Diocese of New Jersey, who got herself impregnated by artificial insemination, conducts "happening weekends" for teenagers with the blessing of both NJ bishops David Joslin and George E. Councell. The Rev. M. Mantelle Bradley, aka "Mother Mantelle" is Vicar, Church of the Holy Spirit, Bellmawr and St. Luke's, in Westville, New Jersey and she is also part of the Timber Creek Episcopal Area Ministry. Ms. Bradley is the diocesan coordinator for HAPPENINGS a nationwide organization that helps youth come into a...
  • A Look at North American Anglicanism Not in Communion with Canterbury

    10/28/2003 10:02:00 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 28 replies · 322+ views
    Rev. Dr. 's Toon and Tarsitano's collective website ^ | 28 October 2003 | Rev. Chris Pierce
    A Look at North American Anglicanism Not in Communion with Canterbury By Revd Chris Pierce North American Anglican jurisdictions not in communion with Canterbury are a varied lot, and almost completely confined to the USA. What one finds in the USA, one finds in Canada, just on a smaller scale. Before the St. Louis Congress in 1977, Anglican jurisdictions not in communion with Canterbury were few in number. The Reformed Episcopal Church of the United States was the most prominent and largest. It broke with the mainline Protestant Episcopal Church, USA (now operating as ECUSA) in 1873 over issues stemming...
  • Anglican priests face sanctions as same-sex fight grows

    10/28/2003 1:17:43 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 11 replies · 84+ views
    Globe & Mail ^ | 28 October 2003 | MARK HUME
    Anglican priests face sanctions as same-sex fight grows By MARK HUME Tuesday, October 28, 2003 - Page A6 VANCOUVER -- Anglican leaders in British Columbia have charged seven priests who disagree with their diocese over blessing same-sex marriages with an array of ecclesiastical offences that could lead to their excommunication. The priests all lead Anglican congregations that have voted to oppose the blessing of same-sex unions. The priests have been pursuing an alliance for their churches with the more conservative Diocese of the Yukon. The stand has brought them into conflict with the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster because, under...
  • Seven Anglican Priests Face Charges

    10/27/2003 1:53:16 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 20 replies · 64+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 27 October 2003 Media Release-ANGLICAN COMMUNION IN NEW WESTMINSTER Seven Anglican Priests Face Charges VANCOUVER, CANADA - The Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster has pressed ecclesiastical charges against seven clergy whose congregations oppose the blessing of same-sex unions. The clergy serve congregations representing about 23 percent of the weekly attending population of the Diocese of New Westminster. In March 2003, their congregations voted by an overwhelming majority to accept the pastoral oversight of the Rt. Rev. Terry Buckle of the Diocese of Yukon. The charges, identical for all seven clergy, include disobedience to the...
  • Taking Sides: Another Canadian Bishop stands fast! (my title)

    10/26/2003 9:21:05 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 1 replies · 24+ views
    Diocesan website ^ | 26 October 2003 | Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Saskatchewan
    The following Pastoral Letter was read in the churches of the Diocese of Saskatchewan on Sunday October 26, 2003 To the clergy and laity of the Diocese of Saskatchewan Dear friends, Many of you will be aware through reports in the media of the confusions affecting the life of the Anglican Communion at the moment. On October 14 and 15 the Anglican Primates of 37 countries met with the Archbishop of Canterbury in London to address the crisis provoked by the election of a man as Bishop of New Hampshire who, having left his wife and children, is openly in...
  • Orthodox Anglicans prepare defence (CAN)

    10/26/2003 10:59:11 AM PST · by ahadams2 · 2 replies · 76+ views
    Christian Week ^ | 28 October 2003 (cover date) | Frank Stirk
    Orthodox Anglicans prepare defence Legal action pondered as the battle over same-sex blessings widens Frank Stirk CW BC Correspondent VANCOUVER, BC-The increasingly bitter jurisdictional battle between two Anglican bishops-Michael Ingham of New Westminster and Terry Buckle of the Yukon-could wind up in court. At issue is Buckle’s offer in March to provide "alternative episcopal oversight” to parishes within the diocese of New Westminster that broke with Ingham over his approval of a rite of blessing for homosexual couples. Ten parishes, all members of the Anglican Communion in New Westminster (ACiNW), now recognize Buckle as their bishop. The church’s top leaders...
  • heretical Canadian bishop denies all responsibility (my title)

    10/19/2003 12:28:01 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 2 replies · 62+ views
    National Post (Canada) ^ | 18 October 2003 | Joseph Brean
    Anglicans near split over Bishop 'A huge crisis': Diocese leader says 'religious prejudice' is the real divide Joseph Brean National Post, with files from The Daily Telegraph Saturday, October 18, 2003 The worldwide Anglican Church stands ready to split over a Vancouver diocese's approval of same-sex unions and the imminent ordination of a gay American bishop. Dr. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, said yesterday "a huge crisis" over homosexuality remains unresolved and could lead his Church to splinter, despite a crisis meeting of the leaders at a 13th-century London palace this week. It was called in part because the diocese...
  • Canadian Anglican leadership bails out on supporting homosexuals(my title)

    10/16/2003 7:33:01 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 16 replies · 41+ views
    BBC ^ | 16 October 2003 | staff writers
    Last Updated: Thursday, 16 October, 2003, 22:17 GMT 23:17 UK Anglicans 'regret' gay bishop election The primates represent a worldwide church 70-million strong Anglican leaders have condemned the appointment of a gay bishop in the US and warned his consecration would split the church. In a statement the 37 clerics expressed their "deep regret" over the appointment of Reverend Gene Robinson as Bishop of New Hampshire in the United States. It came at the close of the two-day summit at Lambeth Palace of Anglican leaders called in response to anger at the election. But Anglican church authorities in the United...
  • Canadian Heretics Rattled Also (my title)

    10/10/2003 7:43:28 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 6 replies · 7+ views
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 10 October 2003 | Douglas Todd
    Top Anglicans warn against divisive talk Douglas Todd Vancouver Sun Friday, October 10, 2003 Five of the top Anglicans in Canada have warned conservative Christian activists inside and outside the country to stop fomenting division in the Canadian church over the homosexuality issue. In a statement released Thursday on the national church's Web site, the five Anglican archbishops criticize Christians "from afar" who they say are trying to polarize the 700,000-member Anglican Church of Canada by blocking respectful dialogue over homosexuality. The archbishops, including Primate Michael Peers, accuse maverick Yukon Bishop Terry Buckle of "disobeying the oaths of his episcopal...
  • Anglican Split in Canada Out in the Open (my title)

    10/08/2003 9:44:55 AM PDT · by ahadams2 · 5 replies · 107+ views
    press release ^ | 8 October 2003 | archbishop david crawley
    Disciplinary proceedings begun against Anglican bishop NEWS RELEASE ECCLESIASTICAL PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA AND YUKON -------------------------------------------------------- KELOWNA, B.C., OCTOBER 8 2003 -- Archbishop David Crawley, Metropolitan of the Anglican ecclesiastical province of British Columbia and Yukon, has announced disciplinary proceedings against Yukon Bishop Terry Buckle for actions Bishop Buckle has taken outside his own diocese. The proceedings, which Archbishop Crawley said "will take their proper course," follow actions taken by Bishop Buckle in the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster where several parishes are disaffected by a decision last year of the diocesan synod to bless same-sex unions. Under church law,...
  • Eleventh Anglican church accepts alternative bishop

    10/02/2003 9:13:07 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 5 replies · 69+ views
    The Anglican Communion in New Westminster (Canada) ^ | 30 September 2003 | staff writers
    Eleventh Anglican church accepts alternative bishop "Members no longer feel at home in the Diocese of New Westminster": leader FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 30 September 2003 VANCOUVER, CANADA -- An eleventh Anglican church in the Greater Vancouver Diocese of New Westminster has voted to accept the leadership of Bishop Terry Buckle of the Diocese of Yukon. On September 21, the congregation of Church of the Holy Cross in Abbotsford, a community east of Vancouver, voted 97 per cent in favour of a motion accepting Buckle's supervision and to join the Anglican Communion in New Westminster (ACiNW), a coalition of local Anglican...
  • Druggie teacher can go back to class

    08/14/2003 11:11:09 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 13 replies · 202+ views
    new york daily news ^ | ALISON GENDAR
    A Staten Island teacher who pleaded guilty to felony drug possession can return to the classroom if he completes a drug treatment program, an arbitrator has ruled. Michael Campbell, a dean and eighth-grade teacher at Intermediate School 72, can keep his job even though he was arrested in April 2002 for cocaine and marijuana possession, according to a decision made public yesterday. A spokesman for Schools Chancellor Joel Klein said the system would fight to keep Campbell out of the classroom. "This is another example of arbitrators blocking the department's efforts to remove people who are not fit to be...
  • 3rd Circuit: N.J. school can punish boy for playtime threat(zero tolerance MEGA barf alert)

    06/23/2003 12:37:05 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 57 replies · 317+ views
    freedom forum ^ | 6.23.03 | associated press
    SAYREVILLE, N.J. — The Sayreville school district did not violate the rights of a kindergartner it suspended three years ago for threatening to shoot his friends as they played a game during recess, a federal appeals court ruled. The June 19 ruling by a three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a federal judge’s decision last year that dismissed a lawsuit filed by the boy’s parents. Scot and Cassandra Garrick sued the Middlesex County school district after their son and three other students were suspended following the March 15, 2000, incident in which their child told...
  • Inventor claims he can make things invisible

    04/29/2003 12:09:48 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 84 replies · 1,059+ views
    news observer ^ | 4.29.03 | MARTHA QUILLIN
    Care packages of candy bars and beef jerky are a welcome taste of home to soldiers in Iraq, but an inventor has something they could really use: a way to make them invisible to the eyes of the enemy. Ray M. Alden has designed a system of tiny lenses and mirrors he says could be used to camouflage almost any object - a tank, a Humvee or an individual soldier - in any environment.With such a device,fighting forces would have less to fear from the urban combat they still face in the treacherous alleys of Iraqi cities, where they are...
  • Appellate Court Rules Media Can Legally Lie

    03/04/2003 11:43:01 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 35 replies · 396+ views
    the sierra times ^ | 3/3/03 | Mike Gaddy
    On February 14, a Florida Appeals court ruled there is absolutely nothing illegal about lying, concealing or distorting information by a major press organization. The court reversed the $425,000 jury verdict in favor of journalist Jane Akre who charged she was pressured by Fox Television management and lawyers to air what she knew and documented to be false information. The ruling basically declares it is technically not against any law, rule, or regulation to deliberately lie or distort the news on a television broadcast. On August 18, 2000, a six-person jury was unanimous in its conclusion that Akre was indeed...