Anglican divide: GAFCON accuses Justin Welby of attributing blame to the wrong people

Oct 9, 2017 by

by Eno Adeogun, Premier.

GAFCON, a worldwide group of conservative Anglicans, has told Premier that the Archbishop of Canterbury’s call for repentance for missionary bishops is “disappointing”.

The group – which created a missionary bishop to cater for disaffected Anglicans in Scotland, England and across Europe who are unhappy with the church’s teaching on issues such as sexuality – made comments following Most Rev Justin Welby’s criticism of the body at the recent Primates’ Meeting on Friday.

Archbishop Peter Jensen, GAFCON’s general secretary told Premier that Archbishop Justin was appointing blame to the wrong people.

Speaking about the teaching and practice surrounding sexuality, Archbishop Peter said: “The Communique seems deliberately to step around the real problem and then offer blame to the people who are really in a sense the victims.

“By putting so much emphasis on blaming people who are so-called crossing boundaries, but avoiding the real issue which is the flagrant breach of the teaching of the word of God by a number of the Anglican churches around the world.”

[…] Archbishop Peter went on to say: …”We are not leaving the Anglican Communion – we are seeking the reformation and the renewal of the Communion.”

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