Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Anglican Angst

Two related snippets.

In England:

As long as a homosexual partnership is "faithful and lifelong," it presents only the same ethical questions as a natural marriage, wrote the head of the Church of England in a series of letters, dating from 2000 and 2001, that have only just been made public.

The London Times revealed this weekend that Dr. Rowan Williams, the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, made the statements in a series of letters to Deborah Pitt, a psychiatrist and evangelical Christian living in his former archdiocese in South Wales, while Williams was still the archbishop of Wales

In Milwaukee:

The Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee filed a lawsuit Monday against St. Edmund's Church, an Elm Grove congregation that split from the Episcopal Church in December and claimed control of the church buildings and real estate.

...Leaders of St. Edmund's Episcopal Church announced in December that they were breaking away from the Episcopal Church in the United States and joining the Convocation of Anglicans of North America, part of the more conservative Anglican Church of Nigeria.

These are difficult times.

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