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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/01/14/anglican-communion-suspends-the-episcopal-church-for-3-years-from-committees/

 

 

For the first time, the global organizing body of Anglicans has punished the Episcopal Church, following years of heated debate with the American church over homosexuality, same-sex marriage and the role of women.

The Anglican Communion’s announcement Thursday that it would suspend its U.S. branch for three years from key voting positions was seen as a blow to the Episcopal Church, which allows its clergy to perform same-sex marriages and this summer voted to include the rite in its church laws.

It was also seen as a victory for conservative Anglicans, especially those in Africa,, who for years have been pressing the Anglican Communion to discipline the U.S. body.

 

 

The Episcopal Church, the church to which I belong, made our decision this summer to revise our marriage canon, making it gender neutral and declaring what many of us have seen and experienced in our parish lives long before the passing of any resolution: that the love of Christ, as expressed through holy matrimony, can be expressed in more than one way.

 

We have shared a rather tense relationship with our sister churches over the years, especially after the consecration of Gene Robinson, the communion's first openly gay bishop.

 

I feel confident that we will not stand down.

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Freedom........what do you think?

 

http://www.the-american-interest.com/2016/01/15/us-episcopalians-get-yellow-card-from-world-anglican-body/

 

The future of Anglicanism in the United States, and perhaps in other places, is likely to become more complicated. The Episcopal Church will survive, but new Anglican congregations will also spring up. As the Episcopal Church drifts gently toward the exit from full membership in the Anglican Communion, the Communion will likely authorize other Anglican organizations in the United States who will begin to compete with the old franchise. With immigrants from Africa and disgruntled conservative Episcopalians banding together, the new organizations will gradually increase the presence of a more conservative Anglican movement across the United States. The Episcopal Church has been shrinking and looks likely to keep on shrinking to a point of financial crisis. Many of its parishes can no longer afford to pay the salary of a full-time rector, and with a few exceptions, the institutional infrastructure of the denomination, from seminaries to diocesan headquarters, is falling rapidly into decay. Whether the upstart Anglican implants can replace that declining network with a vigorous new denominational life remains very much to be seen.

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People always expect instant reactions from the Catholic Church.  It's 2000 years old, and people expect it to mirror modern times.  It takes it's time, for better or worse.  50 years for a change is lightning quick.

 

The Episcopal Church just seems very reactionary.  It tends to do what certain people wish the Catholic Church would do.  In the end the Episcopal church seems to alienate some followers with each decision.  As an outsider, it just seems as if the activists are running the American church.  Activists are never sated.

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The Anglican Church is very clear on this and "upholds marriage as between a man and a woman in faithful, lifelong union."

 

But divorce is no biggie. And you can get remarried in an Anglican Church entirely at the discretion of the local priest.

 

So it's not about the defintion of marriage. It's the icky gays.


U ever read catholics stance? Not real progressive either lol

 

Let's call them by their proper name. Damn Papists.

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For the most part, yes, among other groups they hate

 

I see that you are still butthurt because Suzie the baptist turned you down for prom

 

U ever read catholics stance? Not real progressive either lol

 

Catholics are a pretty diverse bunch.... in many latin american countries the leftist movements are led or at least get their backbone from, the local churches.    

 

IN teh US, the social justice wing of the catholic church/catholic community is pretty damned strong.  i am going tomorrow to S.E. DC to volunteer with the Catholic hippie bastages that are feeding and clothing the poor.  

 

There are Scalia and santorum catholics, but there are plenty of libtards as well.... unless their position on abortion is your ONLY litmus test.. 

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I see that you are still butthurt because Suzie the baptist turned you down for prom

IN teh US, the social justice wing of the catholic church/catholic community is pretty damned strong. i am going tomorrow to S.E. DC to volunteer with the Catholic hippie bastages that are feeding and clothing the poor.

Feeding and clothing the homeless is not an exclusively liberal action by any stretch of the imagination. Lots of conservative Christian churches and their members do that. We're discussing the views on the gays.

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