National Post: Canadian Anglican Leader In ‘Denial’

Posted by Kendall Harmon

"[We] deplore recent actions on the part of the Primate and General Synod of the Province of the Southern Cone to extend its jurisdiction into Canada," the letter said. "This action breaks fellowship within the Anglican Church of Canada and the Anglican Communion."

The [Archbishop's] letter goes on to say that the actions of Southern Cone Archbishop Gregory Venables contravene various church agreements, including those in the 2004 Windsor Report, that forbid a primate from one Anglican region interfering in another region.

But critics said the Windsor report also placed a strict moratorium on same-sex blessings, a practice that continues in the Diocese of New Westminster, B.C.

"There is a real study in denial here," said George Eger-ton, a history professor at the University of British Columbia and a member of the Anglican Network of Canada, which is forming the basis of a parallel conservative Canadian church. "The Windsor Report is only mentioned very briefly in passing and that is with regard to forbidding cross-border [issues]. That's the only clue that you have that anything larger is happening in the worldwide Anglican communion. You're in denial here that this is a major crisis that the Church is facing [over the issue]."

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalAnglican ProvincesAnglican Church of CanadaSexuality Debate (in Anglican Communion)Same-sex blessings

Posted November 30, 2007 at 10:57 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Rev. J wrote:

The author of this is correct.  The revisionist created the problem, and are now acting like it is not their problem, that it is the problem of those who are trying to help the conservative element.  When you create a problem, then deny that there is a problem, or that you had or have any responsibility in the problem, I think I would call that denial.

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