THINKING ANGLICANS

General Synod – Wednesday morning press reports

updated Wednesday lunchtime

We covered most of these last night, but here are a couple looking forward to some of today’s business.

Ruth Gledhill in the Times Anglican Church in North America ‘should be in communion with C of E’

The BBC has BBC accused over a lack of religious broadcasts

The Guardian has BBC religious coverage to come under fire at Church of England debate

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EmilyH
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EmilyH

Ruth Gledhill is no friend of TEC. There is no secret here. By contrast, the positive spin she has given to the cross-boundary actions of +Venables, +Akinola and employment of Chris Sugden’s (Anglican Maintream rightest) daughter Joanna as her assistant is evidence of the fact. What she lacks is access to Canterbury and TEC. TEC has no reason to trust that her reporting will be unbiased. Here she is, in fact editorializing, not reporting. She has been effectively “handled”, and lacking an understanding of the US legal system, continues to offer up their spin.

Bill Dilworth
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“Mrs Ashworth, a Canadian-born mother of three who works as a volunteer at All Saints’ Church in Eastbourne, said: “Most lay members like myself have little understanding of the technical ins and outs of canon law but what is clear, however, is the shocking and unjust treatment of historical, biblical Anglicans as they seek to continue to live out their faith in this province.”” I do wish that someone would explain what “shocking and unjust treatment” these people are complaining about. How does anything that TEC expects of the parishes and dioceses that make it up amount to this? Or… Read more »

JPM
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JPM

Ruth is right: the Church of England and ACNA should be in communion with one another, as both are fundamentalist purity cults dedicated chiefly to discriminating against gays and women.

Birds of a feather.

Doxy
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Hmmmm. In my world, what is TRULY shocking is that people who call themselves “Christians” will tell the most blatant lies to get what they want and try to steal what isn’t theirs.

And that others who call themselves Christians will spread those lies without bothering to investigate the truth first….

Cynthia Gilliatt
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Cynthia Gilliatt

“Most lay members like myself have little understanding of the technical ins and outs of canon law ..”

Then why not listen to those who do? Simon and others have set up links to relevant information. “the technical ins and outs of canon law” are, in fact aimed at fairness and due process – niether of which are respected by CANA.

The canons are not that hard to read – you can find a link to both the canons and constitution on the TEC website.

Rod Gillis
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Rod Gillis

Problems for Anglicanism in western democratic countries vary, from TEC to the CofE to the Anglican Church of Canada. The online version of the Globe and Mail, A National Newspaper in Canada, is currently carrying a story based on church sources about the possible extinction of the Anglican church of Canada. See the link. –Rod Gillis
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/anglican-church-facing-the-threat-of-extinction/article1462222/

Father Ron Smith
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Father Ron Smith

“The Bishop of Winchester, the Right Rev Michael Scott-Joynt, said: “My sense of where we are going is an opportunity for synod to recognise the good and godly life of the Anglican Church in North America and the way in which God seems to be using it at present. There is space for more than one expression of Anglicanism in North America.” – Ruth Gledhill, in The Times – Does “good and Godly” nowadays equate with the ethoc of intentional schism, which every member of the so-call ACNA has embraced – including those members who left the Communion over a… Read more »