Broadside from Canterbury and York
By the Rt. Rev. David C. Anderson
President & Chairmen, American Anglican Council
The English Archbishops of York and Canterbury have fired the equivalent of a
broadside into the respective Anglican Provinces of Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria,
and naturally it has to do with the Western hot button issue of homosexuality.
While this subject seems to be causing the implosion of Anglican Provinces in
America, Canada, England, Wales, and Scotland, the English Archbishops, rather
than stand their Biblical ground against unnatural acts between individuals,
choose rather to lecture and caution the three largest Anglican Provinces on
the laws their civil governments are enacting.
When the head, nominal though he be, of the Anglican Communion lectures and
cautions any Province, the implications and threat cannot be missed. It is odd
that this lecture and caution would be directed toward the orthodox Anglicans
of the Communion and not against the heterodox Anglicans both in North America
and indeed within the Church of England itself. It seems that the Pilling
Report may define the path that the Church of England will actually take. The
Anglican Communion will soon have to face the prospect of a Mother Church which
is spiritually unable to lead the worldwide flock of Anglicans. Interestingly,
both the Archbishop of Kenya and now Uganda have responded to this English
broadside and, commendably, they understand exactly the kind of spiritual
bullying that is being directed toward them...Read more.