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Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams Compares Homosexuality to Marriage

Posted by Job on October 1, 2008

Seriously, why continue to affiliate with this synagogue of Satan?

Anglican Head Compared ‘Faithful’ Gay Relationships to Marriage

LONDON – The spotlight is back on Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams today after letters emerged in which the spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion says gay relationships could “reflect the love of God” in a way comparable to marriage, according to media reports. Williams allegedly affirmed his liberal position on homosexuality in a leaked exchange of letters between 2000 and 2001 with Deborah Pitt, an evangelical living in his former archdiocese in south Wales.

According to media reports, Williams asserts in the letters his belief that parts of the Bible relating to homosexuality were addressed “to heterosexuals looking for sexual variety in their experience” rather than gay people in a relationship.

“I concluded that an active sexual relationship between two people of the same sex might therefore reflect the love of God in a way comparable to marriage, if and only if it had about it the same character of absolute covenanted faithfulness,” one letter was quoted as saying.

As a theologian, Williams is liberal on the issue of homosexuality but adopts a more conservative position as leader of the Anglican Communion, which officially regards homosexuality as incompatible with Scripture. (So … they are willing to allow people whom they know to be heretical and apostate run their church?)

The archbishop’s comments come just days after the conclusion of the once-in-a-decade Lambeth Conference, which reaffirmed the Anglican Communion’s official line on homosexuality. (Which means that this church feels that it is OK to lie for expediency’s sake.) Bishops at the conference, which ended on Sunday, called for an immediate halt to same-sex consecrations and blessings, and the suspension of cross-border interventions.

Williams said at the end of the conference that the Anglican Communion would be in “grave peril” if member churches failed to observe the moratorium.

The 77-million member Anglican Communion has been wracked with division, particularly since the 2003 consecration of openly gay bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire. More than 200 conservative bishops boycotted the Lambeth Conference in protest of the presence of pro-gay bishops, including some of those involved in the consecration of Robinson. They held their own meeting, the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON), in Jerusalem in June.

In his strongest public acknowledgement of GAFCON to date, Williams had said he would look for ways to “build bridges” with bishops in the movement, who include Nigerian Archbishop Peter Akinola, Ugandan Archbishop Henry Orombi, Sydney Archbishop Peter Jensen, and a number of UK bishops, including the Bishop of Rochester, the Rt. Rev Michael Nazir-Ali. (Please. The Bible forbids building bridges to apostasy.)

Williams said he would send out a pastoral letter to each of the GAFCON bishops as a first step, but added that the bridge-building process would need some “teasing out” in the coming months

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Uganda’s Anglicans to boycott Anglican Meeting

Posted by Job on February 14, 2008

Uganda’s Anglicans to boycott Lambeth

The Anglican Church of Uganda has announced it will not be joining
the Lambeth Conference when it takes place in Canterbury this July,
citing anguish over the liberal direction of the Episcopal Church in
the US. The Ugandan Church joins Nigeria and Rwanda in boycotting the
conference, which brings together senior Anglican clergy every ten
years to discuss key issues affecting the worldwide Anglican Communion.

The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev Henry Orombi,
pointed to the US Church’s decision to consecrate the openly homosexual
Gene Robinson as Bishop of New Hampshire in 2003. His consecration, Archbishop Orombi said, was in “flagrant disregard” of Resolution 1.10 passed at Lambeth in 1998, which rejected “homosexual practice as incompatible with Scripture”. (Interesting that even the conservatives are appealing to human authority rather than God’s by noting that the gay rights activists are merely breaking church rules rather than simply stating that they are violating and have no regard for the inspired infallible final and completely authoritative Word of God, the Bible. This demonstrates how being in communion with heretics can only result in having some of the stink of their trash rubbing off on you.)

Bishop Robinson’s consecration had, he continued, “divided the Anglican Communion in a profound way”. Archbishop Orombi went on to express anger at the US Episcopal
Church for continuing to bless same-sex unions, despite such blessings
being rejected by bishops at Lambeth 1998.

In December 2006, the House of Bishops of the Church of Uganda
endorsed a statement from the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa
entitled The Road to Lambeth, which called for a solution to be found
to the crisis over the US Episcopal Church’s active endorsement of
homosexuality before the next Lambeth Conference.

“Since this crisis has not yet been resolved, the bishops of the
Church of Uganda have resolved that they will not be participating in
the Lambeth Conference,” said Archbishop Orombi, adding that the
Provincial Assembly Standing Committee had strongly endorsed the
decision.

He added that the decision to stay away from Lambeth had been made
to protest invitations from the Archbishop of Canterbury to US
Episcopal bishops “whose stand and unrepentant actions created the
current crisis of identity and authority in the Anglican Communion”.

Archbishop Orombi indicated that he would be attending the Global
Anglican Future Conference of orthodox Anglican bishops, clergy and
laity in Jerusalem in June.

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