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June 23, 2005

American Liberal churches too liberal for even Europeans!

From BCC News:

The American and Canadian Churches have been excluded from one of the Anglican Communion's top bodies after refusing to change their views on homosexuality.

The policy-making Anglican Consultative Council voted them out for three years over their willingness to ordain gay clergy and bless gay relationships.

The ordination in the US of openly-gay Gene Robinson as a bishop has been threatening to split the communion.

The North American Churches refused to back down at a meeting in Nottingham.

The Anglican Consultative Council - which is regarded as relatively liberal - voted by 30 to 28 to call upon the Churches to withdraw voluntarily from its meetings for three years.

The decision - which endorses a similar one made by Anglican archbishops in February - seems to indicate the council recognizes that excluding the liberal North American Churches is the only way to hold the rest of the communion together, said the BBC's religious affairs correspondent Robert Piggott.

When the Europeans think you're too Liberal, then there's a serious problem. I know Episcopalians that are very concerned about the direction the American Episcopalian Church has taken. There are numerous sub-denominations of the Episcopal Church that have been debating, leaving the main group because of the way the main group has abandoned real Christianity. I just wonder why it took them so long.

Coverage: ChristWeb

Posted by Danny Carlton at June 23, 2005 08:43 AM

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