Thursday, March 22, 2007

"Episcopal Bishops Reject Ultimatum"

Episcopal bishops risked losing their place in the global Anglican family Wednesday by affirming their support for gays and rejecting a key demand that they give up some authority to theological conservatives outside the U.S. church.In strong and direct language, the Episcopal House of Bishops said it views the Gospel as teaching that "all God's children, including gay and lesbian persons, are full and equal participants" in the church. The bishops also said they would not agree to an Anglican plan for leaders outside the U.S. denomination to oversee the small number of conservative American dioceses that disagree.

- full ap story

1 comment:

Steve said...

in the US this week and interested to hear the take on this.

from the UK end it looks Katherine (presiding bishop) forged a good plan and her fellow bishops dumped it. i hear their reasons, but not sure it's wise?