Thinking Anglicans

Canadians defer decision

The Anglican Church of Canada has decided to delay a decision on same-sex blessings until 2007.

The wording of the revised motion is here. Clergy and laity voted 142-118 and bishops voted 22-12 in favour of deferral. A further debate will occur Thursday concerning an additional proposal to “affirm the integrity and sanctity of committed adult same-sex relationships.”

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