Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Will Words and Actions Ever Meet? Canterbury’s Letter to Bishop Howe


[Stand Firm] 23 Oct 2007--What the Archbishop does not seem to understand is that “those who are rushing to separatist solutions” do not think that maintaining communion with his See is vital when compared to the theological concerns I have articulated above. Nor does he seem to recognize that if he makes the decision not to withdraw Lambeth invitations from bishops who currently permit same sex blessings or who have and/or would give consent to non-celibate homosexual bishops-elect, setting himself, in other words, firmly in the path of agreeing with the conclusions of the Joint Standing Committee Report, that many will consider maintaining communion with Canterbury to be of similar importance as maintaining good relations with the local Elks Club or the Rotary.

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