Archbishop of Canterbury Calls for Ban on Gay Bishops

Posted on August 3, 2008. Filed under: Spiritual Musings, Theological Crap |

The Archbishop of Canterbury today called for a ban on consecrating any more gay bishops in the Anglican Communion.  He made his plea at the Lambeth conference in front of about 650 bishops.  The bishop of New Hampshire, Gene Robison, notable for being the first openly gay Anglican bishop to be elected a few years ago, was barred from taking part in this discussion.  Read the article here.

Allowing openly gay clergy and women clergy has polarized much of organized, main-line Christian denominations against the Anglican communion.  Within the past few years there has also been talk about a major split in the Anglican church as well.  It’s been widely publicized that the African bishops and the quite a few Asian bishops have begun to look at the United States and Europe as mission territories with the understanding that the churches in these areas are straying farther and farther from the will of God.  Facing frustration after frustration, these bishops (and a few conservative bishops in the larger church) have sent out some grumblings about leaving a now “apostatized” church, if they are not able to save it.


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