Thinking Anglicans

commentary on the Los Angeles election

Savi Hensman has written A bishop Anglicans can live with.

Riazat Butt has written Election of lesbian bishop divides Anglican community.

Paul Vallely has written Rowan Williams cannot now prevent an Anglican schism.

Scott Gunn has written Of “bonds of affection” and misplaced anxiety

Susan Russell has written Advent is for lighting candles, not for fanning flames.

Tobias Haller has written Episcopalections.

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Cynthia Gilliatt
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Congratulations, Tobias, and Susan in particular. My guess is that all 3 bishops-elect will get the needed number of consents, but that one of them will be close.

I think that the Bps and Standing Committees who voted to approve the current Bp of SC may well feel that this is an opportunity to do the right thing, since they can’t go back and undo those consents to that liar.

I think I’m going to take an Advent Vow of Silence regarding the Fuzzy One of Lambeth.

Tim
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Methinks perhaps Riazat Butt is a little behind the times?

Father Ron Smith
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Father Ron Smith

“Before the launch of GAFCON and FOCA (Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans), Anglican Churches in Africa intervened in US parishes where there was a difference in opinion over homosexuality by providing religious leadership that is more conservative, a practice that continues to this day” – Riazat Butt, Guardian – Yes, Tim; perhaps Riazat’s article may be ‘a little behind the times’ but still timely – when the ABC declares TEC’s move to ordain a partnered gay woman bishop, to be in defiance of a moratorium imposed by the ‘Windsor Report’ – a Report which was also defied by the African Bishops… Read more »

Carl
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Father Ron Smith, I hope that our PB Schori and
ABC Williams are reading your postings and understanding your message. You truly speak for
a large number of Anglicans in the “Free World”.

While we have many fine Bishops in the Episcopal
Church that are working for the same cause it does lend credence when clergy from other parts of the Anglicn Communion express their views on the present situation.

I look forward to reading your future comments.

Mary O'Shaughnessy
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Mary O'Shaughnessy

(I like “The Fuzzy One”!)

Meanwhile, he is scheduled to speak at the Trinity Institute in January on “Theology and the our Marketplace.” Is he going to talk about how he sold his soul for fake peace and quiet?

It frosts me that Trinity is getting $350 (about 212 GBP/236 euros) per registrant on this, and I assume RW is getting paid.

I would REALLY like Trinity to disinvite him.

Mary O'Shaughnessy
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Mary O'Shaughnessy

(I like “The Fuzzy One”!)

Meanwhile, he is scheduled to speak at the Trinity Institute in January on “Theology and the our Marketplace.” Is he going to talk about how he sold his soul for fake peace and quiet?

It frosts me that Trinity is getting $350 (about 212 GBP/236 euros) per registrant on this, and I assume RW is getting paid.

I would REALLY like Trinity to disinvite him.

Hugh of Lincoln
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Hugh of Lincoln

“Why change the modus operandi?” – Ron

Because we are now being judged by a sodality concerning LOVE AND LAW – that’s what the opposition don’t get…yet.

Kurt
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Kurt

“Meanwhile, he is scheduled to speak at the Trinity Institute in January on “Theology and the our Marketplace.” Is he going to talk about how he sold his soul for fake peace and quiet?…I would REALLY like Trinity to disinvite him.”–Mary O’Shaughnessy Well, there is another alternative. We could organize a picket against him. I am sure that there would be plenty of gay people who would love to show up to show him what they think of him. There are plenty of gay publications and organizations with e-mails and feeding them information on Williams’ reactionary attitudes would certainly motivate… Read more »

Cynthia Gilliatt
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Cynthia Gilliatt

“I would REALLY like Trinity to disinvite him.”

Those are broadcast closed circuit, are they not? I’ve never participated, so will ask if they do broadcast them, does the format invite/permit questions from the audiecne?

drdanfee
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drdanfee

I’ve tried and tried to give RW the benefits of a doubt, then had to stretch further to try to give him the benefits of a Machiavellian doubt. I’m tired, exhausted. Hard work. No results. TGHaller, many thanks, and others too. When we can fully expect/predict that the Chief Rabbi of UK can make palpable big tent public remarks which will call all of us together across our many differences; while RW patently will fail to do so? The jury is in. The large-voiced opera lady has indeed sung her very long, very sad, very dramatic aria. If RW wants… Read more »

Hugh of Lincoln
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Hugh of Lincoln

“We could organize a picket against him” – Kurt

This blog IS a picket line of sorts

Father Ron Smith
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Father Ron Smith

I, personally, think that the ABC’s visit to the Trinity Institute, in Wall Street, would be a very good opportunity for lots of supporters of the LGBT community to inform the Archbishop of Canterbury about the immense damage his recent adverse reaction to TEC’s decision to ordain women and gays in stable relationships to the episcopate has done to loyal Episcopalians in the U.S.A. and Canada. Only when Rowan is made aware of the reaction of ordinary Church-goers to his continuing climate of disapproval of LGBT persons, will he be able to assess the immense dis-service he, and his conservative… Read more »