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Archbishop of Armagh and homosexuality

The Archbishop of Armagh, the Most Revd Alan Harper, spoke to the USPG conference last week on Holy Scripture and the Law of God in Contemporary Anglicanism in the Light of Richard Hooker’s “Lawes”. His address is online here and here.

Ruth Gledhill in the Times Archbishop of Armagh invokes scripture in defence of homosexuality

BBC We may allow gay unions: COI head

David Young and Alf McCreary in the Belfast Telegraph Church of Ireland may accept gay marriages

Belfast News Letter C of I may accept gay marriage – Harper

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drdanfee
drdanfee
12 years ago

Well, Armagh is yet again letting the cat our of the realignment bag, so far as hermeneutics and methods are concerned. From any number of best practice angles – empirical evidence to the contrary of traditional negative views, Hooker’s careful and wide-ranging appreciation of reason in hermeneutics, past historical examples of who/how/when/why believers changed their views (evolution, flat earth, cosmos, anatomy, usury, contraception, divorce and remarriage, anesthesia during childbirth, suicide, substance abuse, the roles and competencies of women and girls, war and peace, the strict primacy of Rome, … the list of change items does go on a good bit?),… Read more »

Anon
Anon
12 years ago

Some of the Archbishop of Armagh’s clergy have called him a false teacher.

See: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ni/2008/07/my_archbishop_is_a_false_teach.html

Göran Koch-Swahne
12 years ago

“Some of the Archbishop of Armagh’s clergy have called him a false teacher.”

You don’t say???? AM I s h o c k e d! Do I care?

Not really… Try some more!

Fr Mark
Fr Mark
12 years ago

Anon: is unpleasant religious conservatism in Ireland news any more? The C of I has been doing rather well in Ireland in recent years precisely because it is the sane liberal alternative to the other two hard-line mainstream churches on the island.

Ford Elms
Ford Elms
12 years ago

“Some of the Archbishop of Armagh’s clergy have called him a false teacher.”

And how do they feel about the heretical document signed recently at GAFCON? Until I know that, I have no idea as to their ability to tell a true teacher from a false one.

Spirit of Vatican II
12 years ago

The C of I, who would have thought it?, is more and more looking like one of the sanest Christian Churches. Its stock has soared in Ireland.

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