Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Convention Criticized for ‘Choosing to Walk Apart’

The Rev. Ian Douglas, a member of the Anglican Consultative Council, and clergy deputy from Massachusetts, told The Living Church that there had been communications between the highest levels of the Episcopal Church and the Church of England over D025 over the past few days, noting that claims that the Episcopal Church was walking away from the Anglican Communion were untrue, as D025 was not crafted as a repeal of B033.

The Committee on World Missions received 13 resolutions concerning B033: six that “called for a full repeal” of the 2006 resolution, six that called for “a strengthening of the non-discriminations canons” and one resolution that stated “where we are as a church.” Fr. Douglas said D025 was an “invitation to dialogue, not a rebuke of the Anglican Communion’s instruments of communion.”


Anonymous Katherine said...

Who does he think he's kidding? The English in general, and the ABC, understand what this resolution does. This is self-deception going beyond the normal. Why not be proud of what they did? It's what they believe.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Dr. Douglas,

The truth that we tell in D025 is that it is no longer a question of if we will ordain another gay bishop but it is now only a question when. This can by no means be interpreted as honoring the ACC's call for a moratorium on such consecrations. By no means can this be characterized as a call for dialogue with the AC. It is instead a clear statement of our intention to ignore the call of the rest of the communion.

3:14 PM  

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