Comments: Anglican Covenant: more documents

Jonathan Clatworthy's seminal article on the disadvantages of being part of the Covenant Process is fascinating reading. At the moment, it seems that even GAFCON Provinces do not want to take any part in the process - believing it to be oriented in favour of TEC, the A.C.of C., and other liberal Provinces of the Communion.

The irony is, that if GAFCON refuses still to entertain the idea of being part of the Covenant, it might behove the rest of us to join up. However, that would require a substantial re-write - including the controversial Section 4, which is still talking about consequential effects on relationship within the Communion of any who continue to ignore the historic *moratoria*. Many of us believe that what the North American Provinces have begun - in the way of inclusive attitudes towards the LGBT community - ought not to be either stemmed or reversed, and are anxious that this not be the only 'way in' to remain 'in communion'.

Jonathan's arguments are pretty persuasive, so that many of us might be inclined to go along with them - at least until there is some clarification on the retention, or otherwise, of the iniquitous and imperious, Section 4.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Friday, 25 February 2011 at 8:32am GMT

Yes indeed, what Clatworthy said.

Posted by drdanfee at Saturday, 26 February 2011 at 1:47am GMT
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