Thinking Anglicans

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Geoffrey Rowell wrote in Saturday’s edition of The Times that As we outlaw discrimination so we need discernment.

Christopher Howse wrote in the Telegraph on Saturday about liturgical language: Like, see what I’m praying?

Today, the Observer has a review by Rebecca Seal of American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America (earlier review here).

Last week in the Church Times Njongonkulu Ndungane wrote about Why Anglicans must hold together.

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Martin Reynolds
Martin Reynolds
17 years ago

“Recent controversy over gay adoption was in part setting a judgment about not acting against men and women because of their perceived sexual orientation, against a judgment that for human flourishing and wholeness it is good that a child has a mother and a father.” Geoffrey Rowell is being dishonest here, or perhaps just ignorant of the facts. While I did hear this argument around the fringes of the debate, it actually plays no part in the Catholic Adoption Agencies’ case. Catholic agencies – like all others – have to place some children in homes where there are no men… Read more »

Cheryl Clough
17 years ago

Martin Thanks for reminding us of the pragmatic adoption practices by certain agencies. It is my regret that “orphaned” children were recently used as moral hostages. It was also God’s moving, as it highlighted the parallels of ultimatum theology that is not restricted to simply catholic or christian faiths. I empathise with Ndungane’s concerns about cooperation into the future. Over the last few days it has become clear that some souls are entrenched in misogynistic homophobic theology. My contemplations are that as parents, we are responsible for ensuring that all our children are able to live and mature in relative… Read more »

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