[Christianity Today UK] 18 Oct 2008--The deposed Episcopal Bishop of Pittsburgh has warned that the “illiberal takeover” of the US Episcopal Church could also happen to the Church of England.
Bishop Robert Duncan was ousted by The Episcopal Church – the US branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion – on the grounds of “abandonment of communion” after leading his diocese in realigning with the Province of the Southern Cone in South America.
Speaking at a press conference in London on Friday, Bishop Duncan accused TEC of pursuing a “totalitarian political agenda” in which opposition is either silenced or banished after he was deposed without trial.
“Don’t think it won’t happen here. It masquerades as liberality but it is illiberal in the extreme,” he said.
“What has happened in the States - an illiberal takeover of the church - can happen here.”
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