ACNA repudiates claims that it has changed its teachings on human sexuality

Feb 28, 2021 by

from Anglican Ink:

In January of this year, the College of Bishops released a statement on human sexuality and identity which reiterated the biblical position that the Province was founded upon in 2009, a position fully aligned with the Jerusalem Declaration and Lambeth 1.10. While the culture in North America has moved further away from the biblical understanding of sexuality and human identity, the Anglican Church in North America has not moved.

This week, a lay person dissented from the College of Bishop’s statement in a public letter and instigated the very confusion that the College of Bishops warned would happen if its members did not heed this pastoral advice. The confusion was made worse by a misleading claim that Provincial approval had been given for the letter; it had not.

We encourage those who have concerns to again read the Statement itself, “Sexuality and Identity: A Pastoral Statement from the College of Bishops,” rather than be distracted by inaccurate commentary and misleading open letters. For additional context we also commend the letter, “Identity Matters,” from the bishop who chaired the taskforce. If you continue to have questions or concerns, please contact your local bishop. If you are an international partner, you can contact the Provincial Office at

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See also:

Church of Nigeria’s Position on the Recent Gay Developments in ACNAfrom the Office of the Metropolitan of the Church of Nigeria, via Anglican Ink:

Cracks within Anglican Communion widens over same-sex relationshipsby Jeckonia Otieno, The Standard

Critics of the ACNA Bishops’ pastoral statement on same sex attractions have got it all wrongby David W Virtue, Virtueonline

Do the Bishops of the ACNA have teaching authority when they speak or not? by Canon Phil Ashey, AAC:

Archbishop Beach writes to the Diocese of the South about the “Dear Gay Anglicans” open letterby Foley Beach, Anglican Ink

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