Comments: opinion

Thanks so much for Antonia Honeywell's "Cautionary Tale for Justin Welby", a cautionary tale for the rest of us as well. It may be cautionary, but it's a hopeful tale. It gives one hope that some day our church will get past the pro and con encyclicals
of competing pontifices and synods, and that a common sense consensus fidelium will bring peace with justice within our walls.

Posted by Rod Gillis at Sunday, 15 September 2013 at 2:20am BST

Antonia Honeywell's Letter to Archbishop Welby was well-founded. What surprised me was the fact that the 'Christian' psycho-therapist - who had been dismissed from her post as a result of illegally guaranteeing the 'cure' of a homosexual man - was allowed to harangue a worshipping congregation at a family service about her conviction that homosexuals are 'evil'. Furthermore, until she was interrupted by Mrs Honeywell, she wanted to encourage the congregation to pray for the overturning of her conviction!

What, in heaven's name, was the parish priest thinking of - to invite, or even allow, such an interruption to 'Divine service'?

I think Antonia Honeywell's message to the ABC ought to be offered, as a cautionary tale, to every Anglican parish priest in the Communion.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Sunday, 15 September 2013 at 11:46am BST

Antonia Honeywell's is a heartening piece. Important that as many of us 'heterosexuals' as possible should say loud and clear: 'not in our name'.

Posted by John at Sunday, 15 September 2013 at 2:34pm BST

"God’s best plan? Who knows a thing about God’s best plan? Isn’t that just to love our neighbours as ourselves? To judge not, lest we be judged? If we do anything other than that, we are buying into the very discrimination and bigotry we claim to abhor."

Just awesome!

Posted by Cynthia at Sunday, 15 September 2013 at 4:52pm BST

I agree with Fr. Ron about the unsuitability of allowing such an address in church. In my experience, psychotherapists who make a point of billing themselves as "Christian" can cause a lot of mischief.

Posted by Old Father William at Sunday, 15 September 2013 at 8:29pm BST

Antonia Honeywell speaks more sense and with more Christian compassion than the entire House of Bishops put together.

Posted by Helen at Sunday, 15 September 2013 at 9:18pm BST
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