Ruth Gledhill has more on her blog about this: Speculation over whether Atwood et al to come to Lambeth
The Times had this report from Rob Crilly in Nairobi US congregations defect to Africa as schism over gay priests widens
Andrew Carey has published his CEN column, Anglican chaos.
Anglican Mainstream reports English General Synod members send congratulations on African consecrations. Those listed include the Bishop of Rochester, Michael Nazir-Ali.
At Fulcrum Graham Kings expresses his reservations, see this discussion thread.
And the Associated Press reports US priests getting ordained in Kenya say American church has lost its way
Both sides of the argument say the issue goes deeper than simple acceptance of homosexuality. Liberal Anglicans say the Bible’s message of tolerance means there should be a place for everyone in church, but conservatives say that is bending the word of God to fit fashion.
“American males who are homosexually active have a life span that is three decades shorter than the norm,” Atwood said Wednesday. “How can a church say, ‘You are precious, we care about you, we love you, we want the best for you and now we want to bless behaviors that cause you to die three decades early’?”
See here for comment on the source of this claim.
Episcopal News Service has KENYA: Two former Episcopal priests consecrated as bishops for North America
The BBC’s Alex Kirby has written Kenya consecration deepens Anglican rift.
..So when one bishop (in this case Dr Nzimbi) acts in a way that undercuts the authority of another bishop, it is the clearest possible way of emphasising the church’s disunity.
What Dr Nzimbi is saying, in effect, is that he knows better than the US bishops about the pastoral needs of their people.
The two new bishops promised to “serve the international interests of the Anglican Church of Kenya, to serve clergy and congregations in North America under the Kenyan jurisdiction”.
It is a formula which ignores the fact that none of the Anglican Communion’s member churches has any international interests of its own.
All are – in theory – united in working for the interests of the Communion itself.
And the claim that there are North American Anglicans “under the Kenyan jurisdiction” is breathtaking in the way it opens the door to ecclesiastical anarchy.
No doubt Dr Nzimbi believes the consecrations are in the best interests of Kenyan Anglicans, and of their fellow believers elsewhere in Africa.
In fact they look very unlikely to be anything of the sort…
Boston Globe Consecration in Kenya widens a religious rift
Voice of America Kenya’s Anglican Church Ordains American Bishops