Anglican Communion News Service smears GAFCON and manipulates Archbishop of Canterbury

Oct 6, 2017 by

by Archbishop Cranmer.

You’d think, wouldn’t you, that you could trust the news reports which emanate from the official Office of the Worldwide Anglican Communion. You’d hope, wouldn’t you, that the Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS) might issue factual statements of reliable and verifiable truth, as all good reporting should be, instead of tinted opinion with a tainted political agenda, as all journalism so often is.

A few days ago, the ACNS carried an account of the Primates’ Meeting in Canterbury Cathedral, entitled: ‘Archbishop Welby “taken aback” by Las Vegas prayer criticism‘. It was shocking in its content – that, basically, conservative Anglican Primates were “put.. in a difficult spot” when Bishop Michael Curry, the Presiding Bishop of the US Episcopal Church (currently under discipline for permitting same-sex marriage), had been asked to lead them in a prayer at Evensong following the Las Vegas shooting atrocity. Speaking at a press conference, the media spokesman for the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), the Rev’d Canon Andrew Gross, who also speaks on behalf of the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON), was reported to have said that the GAFCON Primates were “forced to look like they are walking together when they are not walking together”…

…a sincere attempt to set the record straight… must begin with the observation that the Anglican Communion News Service is not merely an Anglican news service, but a journalistic enterprise with a theo-political bent and a distinctly smeary mission to defame Anglicans whose moral worldview it doesn’t particularly like.

In fact, it is not beyond the wit of the ACNS to propagate Anglican Fake News to tarnish ACNA/GAFCON Primates (and other members) for holding their divisive orthodox Anglican views. The article ‘Archbishop Welby “taken aback” by Las Vegas prayer criticism‘ is a misleading story which has propagated a number of falsehoods. It appears that the Rev’d Canon Andrew Gross was, in fact, set-up and has been unjustly accused.

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