Comments: Equality Bill - Lords revision starts

'This amendment is not, however, about our individual attitudes or beliefs on the matter but about the rights of citizens to fair treatment and respect for their personal identity.'

Well said by the Bishop of Chichester. Would that all prelates and others act on such words.

Posted by Richard Ashby at Tuesday, 12 January 2010 at 12:30pm GMT

I agree with you, Richard. If this only were the attitude common among ALL Bishops of the Anglican Communion, there would have been no need for a Covenant. We would already be in Communion with one another - not on the base of gender or sexuality, but our sharing in common of the Image and Likeness of God.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Wednesday, 13 January 2010 at 9:47am GMT

Why is it that whenever I see the words "Bishop of Winchester" and "equality" together I instinctively cringe?

Posted by Fr Mark at Wednesday, 13 January 2010 at 1:27pm GMT

"If this only were the attitude common among ALL Bishops of the Anglican Communion, there would have been no need for a Covenant."
Actually there IS no need for a Covenant (but this has already been said many times).
This is all so "through the looking glass" -- bishops of the Church of England (which can't sign the Covenant) say that The Episcopal Church can't be part of the Anglican Communion even if TEC signs the Covenant (& there is no "Communion" since certain African primates refused to commune with the ABC & boycotted Lambeth).
This is why I have pretty much given up commenting!
:(

Posted by Prior Aelred at Thursday, 14 January 2010 at 2:26pm GMT

Far greater departures from Anglican belief and practice happen every day in Sydney than have ever happened in the U.S. or Canada, yet we seldom hear a word about them.' - Prior Aelred -

Please don't give up on us, Aelred. The dissenters who look in on us on this site need to be reminded, again and again and again, that the Church is a Hospital for Sinners, not a Mauoleum for Would-be Saints. Mea maxima culpa!

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Thursday, 14 January 2010 at 10:22pm GMT
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