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Giles Fraser Church Times Liberation at the heart of Easter

Christopher Howse Telegraph A Christian world under Islam’s rule

Paul Handley Comment is free Belief The Anglican schism widens quietly

Roderick Strange Times Credo: When doubt is not an enemy but an ally of faith

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Father Ron Smith
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“The upshot is that the GAFCON revolution, the minibus, what you will, will continue to progress with or without an audience of journalists. Conservative Christians don’t, by and large, worry what other people might think” – Paul Handley, The Guardian – Paul Handley, the lonely journalist at the recent ‘press conference’ of the GAFCON indaba group meeting (Primates/FCA Council) at the Heathrow ‘Renaissance’ Hotel, seems to have got the gist of what GAFCON is really all about. Their intention is to undermine, and not consolidate, the Anglican basis of Scripture, Tradition and Reason. With the likes of former Bishop Robert… Read more »

Father Ron Smith
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Father Ron Smith

“Thousands are stepping forward to be officially “de-baptized” because they are tired of the charade that says they are Christians just because some vicar said some words over their heads when they were incoherent to make a decision (sic)” – virtue-on-line – David Virtue, in his response to Paul Handley’s masterful take on the so-called ‘Primates/FCA’ Press Conference’ in London, see above, continues to portray his vitriol on line as he goes on to belittle the Catholic practice of Infant Baptism which is one of the great traditions of the truly Orthodox Churches of East and West. Mr Virtue, by… Read more »

BillyD
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“The ‘incoherence’ he mentions here might well apply to his constant denigration of the Church into which he presumably was once ordained…”

Oh, my word – he’s not ordained, is he?!

David |Dah•veed|
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David |Dah•veed|

“Oh, my word – he’s not ordained, is he?!”

Not really. He is an Episcopalian layman and an ordained Baptist! Aren’t they but one and the same?

JPM
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JPM

I have heard that David V. is an ordained Baptist minister. It would certainly explain a lot.

Ford Elms
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Ford Elms

“an Episcopalian layman and an ordained Baptist”

And he whinges about a woman who claims she is both an Episcopalian and a Muslim?!?!?! The man has more nerve than a toothache!

Walsingham
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Walsingham

Indeed, David Virtue is in fact an ordained Baptist minister, and was pastor of a Baptist congregation in New Jersey for two years. Why he suddenly got so involved in Anglican church politics is frankly a mystery to me. At any rate, according to his bio on a couple websites (just Google his name…), he and his wife attend the (Episcopal) Church of the Good Samaritan in Paoli, PA. Amusingly, none of this gets a mention in the bio on his Virtue Online website, but it does include a link to his now-deleted Wikipedia page. Yeah, it rankles a bit… Read more »

Ford Elms
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Ford Elms

“Why he suddenly got so involved in Anglican church politics is frankly a mystery to me.” Really? Conservative Fundamentalist Christians believe George Bush Jr. was something akin to the Second Coming. Not to vote for him was accepted, if not officially proclaimed, as a sin. To vote Democrat, after all, was to kill babies. “Demoncrat” wasn’t intended to be even half humourous. IRD has been active for quite some time silencing any opposition to Bush’s extreme, fundamentalist supported policies. That’s why they have been so involved in TEC’s internal conflict. Can’t have an essentially Liberal Church claiming that it speaks… Read more »