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Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Typical liberal pecusa tripe
The following is what we have come to expect from liberal leaders in pecusa. What they conveniently fail to mention is that the actions since General Convention 2003 have brought unwelcome historic changes to the nature of Anglicanism. So much so that Canon Kenneth Kearon has said that the pecusa version of Anglicanism is unrecognizable as Anglicanism. pecusa has no idea what "vibrant and colorful Anglicanism" would look like so how is it that they are in a position to speak about "drab uniformity?" We see how Bp. Mark Lawrence and Fr. Daniel Martins are treated because they have questioned the current "drab uniformity" of pecusa. What vibrant and colorful means to pecusa is waving the gay pride rainbow flag. Impede local mission and creative evangelism? You mean telling people that God (you know, the one who created all things) doesn 't like their lifestyle impedes local mission and creative evangelism? Trade local oversight for centralized decision making? You mean like 815 trying to interfere with the internal affairs of the Diocese of South Carolina? Or the Presiding Bishop telling Bp. Lee that if he cuts any deals with breakaway parishes that 815 will sue him? That kind of centralized decision making? pecusa's hypocrisy is so easily demonstrated that it is a wonder that these people have any credibility with anyone with a brain. ed.
A coalition of Anglicans have formed the "No Anglican Covenant Coalition" in order to lobby against the proposed Anglican Covenant. The Coalition believes adoption of the current proposed Covenant will:
Bring historic changes to the nature of Anglicanism
Trade a vibrant and colorful Anglicanism for drab uniformity
Impede local mission and destroy creative evangelism
LONDON – An international coalition of Anglicans has been created to campaign against the proposed Anglican Covenant. Campaigners believe the proposed Covenant constitutes unwarranted interference in the internal life of the member churches of the Anglican Communion, would narrow the acceptable range of belief and practice within Anglicanism, and would prevent further development of Anglican thought. The Coalition’s website (noanglicancovenant.org) will provide resources for Anglicans around the world to learn about the potential risks of the proposed Anglican Covenant.
“We believe that the majority of the clergy and laity in the Anglican Communion would not wish to endorse this document,” according to the Coalition’s Moderator, the Revd. Dr. Lesley Fellows, who is also the Coalition’s Convenor for the Church of England. “Apart from church insiders, very few people are aware of the Covenant. We want to encourage a wider discussion and to highlight the problems the Covenant will cause.”
The idea of an Anglican Covenant was first proposed in 2004 as a means to address divisions among the member churches of the Anglican Communion on matters ranging from human sexuality to the role of women. The current draft of the Covenant, which has been unilaterally designated as the “final” draft, has been referred to the member churches of the Communion. The proposed Covenant establishes mechanisms which would have the effect of forcing member churches to conform to the demands and expectations of other churches or risk exclusion from the Communion.
"At No Anglican Covenant, we present the case against the Anglican Covenant and useful material for those studying the covenant or looking for arguments to support their opposition to its adoption. We also provide background material and track the status of the adoption (or rejection) of the covenant across the Communion."
No Anglican Covenant is also on Facebook and Twitter @nocovenant #nocovenant.