Two churches face more tension over same sex marriage

Aug 6, 2021 by

by John Sandeman, Eternity News: “Don’t get upset about same-sex marriages” is the message leaders of two of Australia’s largest church networks are giving to orthodox Christians. The Uniting Church is playing out in Sunnybank in southern Brisbane and the Anglican church in a letter to bishops (regional leaders) from their titular head. “There has not been a flood of same-sex blessings following the Appellate Tribunal opinion. Not a flood, not a trickle. Not a drip.” Archbishop Geoff Smith,...

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Australian Anglican Primate rips GAFCON plans to form new diocese

Aug 1, 2021 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline: In a ‘Dear Episcopal Colleagues’ letter, the Anglican Primate of Australia, the Most Rev. Geoffrey Smith ripped plans by GAFCON Australia to form a new diocese. Smith cited a passage from St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians 4.1-16 on the unity of the Church and quoted John Stott’s commentary as one of the two classic passages on Christian unity. The primate said he was struck by the contradiction he saw between the Ephesians passage and GAFCON’S statement....

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The growing schism in the Anglican Communion

Jul 24, 2021 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline: It should be apparent by now to both Archbishop Justin Welby and Josiah Idowu-Fearon, Secretary General of the Anglican Consultative Council that the divisions within the Anglican Communion will not go away and are, in fact, irreversible. Divisions are deepening almost monthly, with increasing fragmentation over homosexual practice. New revelations about the trajectory of the Church of England, the Mother church, with a ‘Living in Love and Faith’...

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GAFCON Australia backs plan to form non-geographic diocese for Australian Anglicans

Jul 20, 2021 by

from Anglican Ink: Gafcon Australia has outlined its plan to support Anglicans who leave the Anglican Church of Australia over doctrinal revision which overturns the plain teaching of Scripture. At an online meeting replacing the postponed Gafcon Australasia conference on Monday, the Chair of Gafcon Australia, Bishop Richard Condie, expanded on Gafcon’s Commitment 2020. “With great sadness and regret, we realise that many faithful Anglican clergy and lay people will no longer be able to remain...

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It is not homophobic for the Anglican church to hold traditional Christian views on homosexuality

Jul 13, 2021 by

by Rev Timothy Anderson, Chair of Gafcon Ireland, letter to the editor, Belfast Newsletter: A Church of Ireland minister has recently resigned his post claiming that the church is ‘structurally, culturally and socially homophobic’. On what grounds is this charge made? I expect it is because the church hat he has left continues to hold the traditional Christian position towards homosexuality, namely that homosexual practice is sinful and contrary to the Word of God. This is a position that I,...

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Cleric hits back as LGBTQI+ activist denounces own church

Jul 12, 2021 by

By Adam Kula, Belfast News Letter: One of the leading traditionalist Anglicans on the island of Ireland has come to the defence of orthodox church teachings, following criticism from an LGBTQ+ campaigner. Rev Timothy Anderson was reacting to denouncements of his church from Rev Andrew Rawding, who in recent years has been among the Province’s most prominent activists for the acceptance of transgenderism and gay people. Rev Rawding was known for being photographed with a rainbow-coloured sign...

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