[Christianity Today (UK)] February 18, 2005--In the report of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams warned of the "no-cost free" outcome of the action taken by liberals of the USA Episcopal Church (ECUSA) to embrace homosexuality in the Church. Therfore, he urged an apology from the ECUSA as recommended by the Lambeth Commission in the Windsor Report. His comments have become the key area of decision for the Synod. Dr Williams has generally endorsed the Windsor Report and as has the Synod.
At this stage more than an "apology" is called for. Actions speak louder than words. Repentance requires an actual turning away on the part of the ECUSA from its present stance on homosexuality in the Church - no sexually active gay clergy and no blessing of same sex unions or heterosexual unions outside of marriage, affirmation of marriage as solely as a union between a man and a woman. Nothing less is acceptable.