Are Orthodox Anglicans in Danger of Tearing Apart over Limits to Homosexual Acceptance?

Mar 1, 2021 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline: A damaging rift in the Anglican communion between two Anglican jurisdictions, the Anglican Church in North America and the Anglican Church of Nigeria threatens to tear apart orthodox Anglicans under the banner of GAFCON; even as many provinces have accepted, and many seem ready to ratify homosexuality within the Lambeth Conference of bishops including the Church of England. A statement put out by the ACNA College of Bishops this week, attempted to put a...

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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...

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Church of Nigeria’s Position on the Recent Gay Developments in ACNA

Feb 27, 2021 by

from the Office of the Metropolitan of the Church of Nigeria, via Anglican Ink: The College of Bishops of the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA), at their recent meeting, issued a Pastoral Statement of toleration of same-sex persons within their fold. The Bishops noted “that the struggle with human identity is real and painful for Christians who experience same-sex attraction” and reject the use of language that identify such people for who they are- Gays; preferring that they be...

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Critics of the ACNA Bishops’ pastoral statement on same sex attractions have got it all wrong

Feb 25, 2021 by

by David W Virtue, Virtueonline: It was inevitable I suppose. Whenever bishops speak, critics are sure to follow. On January 19, the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) published Sexuality and Identity: A Pastoral Statement from the College of Bishops. It sought to address at least three pressing questions: • What should our biblical and pastoral response be to those within our Church who self-identify as Christians with same-sex attraction? This raises two more related questions: • What...

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Do the Bishops of the ACNA have teaching authority when they speak or not?

Feb 24, 2021 by

by Canon Phil Ashey, AAC: On January 19, the Anglican Church in North America published Sexuality and Identity: A Pastoral Statement from the College of Bishops.  This Statement from the ACNA College of Bishops sought to address at least three pressing questions: What should our biblical and pastoral response be to those within our Church who self-identify as Christians with same-sex attraction? This raises two more related questions: What is the biblical vision for transformation with regard...

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Supreme Court declines $100M Episcopal Church property case, lets breakaway diocese’s victory stand

Feb 23, 2021 by

by Michael Gryboski, Christian Post: The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from The Episcopal Church over a dispute with a breakaway Texas diocese leadership over an estimated $100 million in church property. In orders released Monday, the high court denied certiorari in the combined cases of All Saints’ Episcopal Church v. Diocese of Fort Worth and The Episcopal Church et al. v. Diocese of Fort Worth. As a result, an earlier ruling awarding the 60 church properties to the...

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