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Friday, 15 January 2016

Big Honkin' Schismatic Chickens Coming Home to Roost

I genuinely feel for both sides in this, (hence by blocking out mention of the cause of their disagreement,) I do believe they are all trying, as they understand it, to live out their Gospel vocation, but seriously, what did they expect?
I do not hold with the borderline schismatics in the Church, (by which I mean the OHCA,) who say that our separated brethren best serve the Lord by trying to be the best separated brethren they can be rather than returning to the OHCA, but nor can I gloat over this shambles.
A meeting of national leaders of the Anglican Communion on Thursday issued a statement reprimanding the Episcopal Church, its American branch, for having allowed its clergy to [XXXXXXX].
“Recent developments in The Episcopal Church with respect to a change in their Canon on [XXXXXXX] represent a fundamental departure from the faith and teaching held by the majority of our Provinces on the doctrine of marriage,” a Jan. 14 statement from the meeting reads....
The Anglican Communion has been in tension in recent years over the issues of [XXXXXXX] . Since 2003, the Episcopal Church has made moves to be more tolerant of or even welcoming to [XXXXXXX] . These moves have drawn sharp criticism from Anglican communities elsewhere...
The Primates 2016 statement notes that “We gathered as Anglican Primates to pray and consider how we may preserve our unity in Christ given the ongoing deep differences that exist among us concerning our understanding of [XXXXXXX].”
“The traditional doctrine of the church in view of the teaching of Scripture, upholds [XXXXXXX]. The majority of those gathered reaffirm this teaching.”
The statement called the Episcopal Church's decision “unilateral” and lacking “Catholic unity. 

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"Unity, shmunity! where'd'ya THINK 
this was all gonna lead?"

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