First they came for homosexuals at Lambeth 98; but few spoke up in the Church of England, certainly not the Archbishop of Canterbury, who led the charge. Next they came for Jeffrey John, a gay man appointed as bishop suffragan; but few spoke up in the Church of England, and his close friend the Archbishop of Canterbury pressured Geoffrey John to turn down the appointment. Next they came for The Anglican Church in Canada because they blessed lesbians and gays in committed relationships, and few in the Church of England spoke up, certainly not the Archbishop of Canterbury. Next they came for Episcopal Church in the USA because it consented to the consecration a gay man elected as bishop; but few in the Synod of the Church of England spoke up, and certainly not the Archbishop of Canterbury. Next they came for the Anglican Consultative Council. Although primates have no jurisdiction at the ACC, they pressured to restructure the ACC and to assure that the primates will control it into perpetuity. That passed narrowly, and only because the North Americans had been forced to give up vote and voice. Yet the Church of England did not speak up to oppose it, and certainly not the Archbishop of Canterbury. Now it appears they have come for the Church of England and for the Archbishop of Canterbury, and no one else with standing in the Communion is left who will speak for the Church of England and the Archbishop of Canterbury. Louie Crew, Ph.D., D.D., D.D., D.S.L. Member of Executive Council of the Episcopal Church (which elects our ACC representatives) Chair of the Newark Deputation -----Original Message----- > From: Byham, Kim [mailto:Kim.Byham@nypa.gov] Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 10:59 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [HoB/D] Akinola and the Kairos Connection Part 1 Here is Archbishop's article which appeared in the Kairos Journal. He was honored by the Journal in a special program this week. Homosexuality's Destructive Effect on Church & Culture Archbishop Peter Akinola is primate of over 17 million Anglicans in Nigeria. Here he responds to the practice of appointing homosexual bishops in the Anglican Church....
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