Methodist delegates vote to reject same-sex unions

May 3, 2008 by

From Anglicans United [Ed. Note: The United Methodist Church is ending their General Conference, held every four years. The Conference has been the target of gay activists, including Soul Force, which almost closed the last General Conference by refusing to leave the meeting rooms and forcing police to physically remove them so the meeting could continue. This Conference, dealing with many of the same issues that failed 4 years ago, has been less combative. Cheryl M. Wetzel] Fort Worth (TX)...

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Dr Packer's Licensing Raises Stakes in Canada row

May 2, 2008 by

By Toby Cohen  CEN, 2nd May 2008 THE Rev Dr James Packer has been licenced to preach under the jurisdiction of the Primate of the Southern Cone, the Most Rev Greg Venables, to a standing ovation at a conference in Vancouver. Dr Packer, named by Time magazine as one of the 10 most influential theologians of the 20th century, left the Anglican Church of Canada after breaking with the Bishop of New Westminster, the Rt Rev Michael Ingham, following his blessing of same-sex unions. Dr...

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Canada: Athabasca synod supports breakaway churches

May 2, 2008 by

Solange De Santis, Anglican Journal May 1, 2008   Archbishop assures his diocese’s commitment to Anglican Communion The archbishop of Athabasca has issued a letter confirming his diocese’s commitment to the Canadian church and the Anglican Communion after its synod passed motions supporting churches that have left the Anglican Church of Canada and criticizing bishops who have gone to court over property issues. The letter was released after the leader of the Anglican...

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Anglican realignment begins in BC, parishes leave ACC

Apr 10, 2008 by

From the Anglican Planet  By Sue Careless Canada’s largest Chinese Congregation votes unanimously to leave The largest Chinese Anglican congregation in Canada has voted unanimously to leave the Anglican Church of Canada and come under the spiritual care of a South American archbishop. It was not alone. This past February saw an unprecedented exdous of congregations and clergy from the national church as more dioceses voted to bless same- sex unions. The Church of the Good...

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Legalizing gay marriage will spark lawsuits against churches

Apr 8, 2008 by

By Roger Severino, The Examiner WASHINGTON – After years of litigation and debate, the California and Connecticut supreme courts are about to decide the question of marriage. If, as some suspect, the courts redefine the institution to include same-sex couples, they will have entered a minefield of unintended consequences — especially with regard to religious liberty. The experience of legalizing same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, and of civil unions elsewhere, cannot be ignored....

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The Road towards or away from Lambeth 2008?

Jun 4, 2007 by

July-August 1998, Lambeth: Lambeth Resolution 1.10, which rejects ‘homosexual practice as incompatible with Scripture’ and cannot advise ‘the legitimising or blessing of same sex unions nor ordaining those involved in same gender unions.’ October 2003, Primates Meeting:  ‘If his (Robinson’s) consecration proceeds, we recognise that we have reached a crucial and critical point in the life of the Anglican Communion and we have had to conclude that the...

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