Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Episcopal bishops reject ultimatum

Episcopal bishops reject ultimatum from Anglican leaders

Episcopal bishops risked losing their place in the global Anglican family Wednesday by affirming their support for gays and rejecting a key demand that they give up some authority to theological conservatives outside the U.S. church.

In strong and direct language, the Episcopal House of Bishops said it views the Gospel as teaching that "all God's children, including gay and lesbian persons, are full and equal participants" in the church. The bishops also said they would not agree to an Anglican plan for leaders outside the U.S. denomination to oversee the small number of conservative American dioceses that disagree.
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Wish I had time to write something about this, but I only just learned the news when Demetrius read me the headline on Yahoo, and I have to get to sleep soon. But I've pulled together a few links...

An Important Letter from The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson

Presiding Bishop's homily at House of Bishops' closing Eucharist

From Father Jake: House of Bishops to Primates: "NO!"

Integrity Applauds Bishops' Strong Stand Against Primates