Thinking Anglicans

The Times interview reviewed

Last week’s Church Times press column contained an analysis by Andrew Brown of the interview by Ginny Dougary. See There are no rewards for honesty.

…Yet there was one new and revealing thing that he said about the whole gay bishops business. “When I mention the statements that have been made about civil liberties and so forth, I think it’s important. It does mean that any local church that supports illegal discrimination or persecution of homosexuals is actually going against the Anglican Com­munion, and I have said that publicly.” One does wonder who is supposed to hear this, and who is supposed to believe it…

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Father Ron Smith
Father Ron Smith
10 years ago

“When I mention the statements that have been made about civil liberties and so forth, I think it’s important. It does mean that any local church that supports illegal discrimination or persecution of homosexuals is actually going against the Anglican Communion, and I have said that publicly.” – The ABC, reported by Andrew Brown – C.T. – In the article about Abp. Rowan’s interview with Ginny Dougary, Andrew Brown points to Rowan’s opinion that illegal discrimination against homosexuals (in the Church?) is ‘Going Against’ the Anglican Communion. This is not news to those of us who believe that this is… Read more »

Göran Koch-Swahne
10 years ago

“It does mean that any local church that supports illegal discrimination or persecution of homosexuals…”

What about churches that support Legal discrimination and persecution of homosexuals, Uganda comes to mind?

Tobias Haller
10 years ago

As Windsor said, some will choose to walk apart.

Bill Dilworth
10 years ago

Well, it may be true that those who back the (further) criminalization of homosexuality may be “going against the Anglican Communion,” but it is also undeniably true that there are no consequences for Churches doing so. Consequences are reserved for those consecrating openly gay people as bishops.

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