Monday, June 14, 2010

CANA supports Episcopalian ban

From One New Now-

An official in the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) says the Anglican Communion's decision to cut Episcopalians from serving on ecumenical bodies is long overdue. (See earlier story)

The decision came from Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion. He had called for a moratorium on appointing homosexuals to leadership positions in the U.S. church. But last month, the Episcopal Church named Reverend Canon Mary Glaspool, who is involved in a lesbian relationship, as an assistant bishop of Los Angeles.

Reverend Canon Julian Dobbs of the conservative group CANA believes U.S. church leaders not longer have regard for the authority of Scripture.

"The regard for the historic faith has all but evaporated in the...leadership of the Episcopal Church," he laments. "There appears to be little fear of God and a lack of understanding of what Jude in the New Testament calls 'the faith once for all entrusted to the saints' (Jude 1:3). When that changes, when that regard and that understanding for the historic faith disappears, then the church ceases to be the church that was inaugurated and established by Jesus Christ."

The Episcopal Church sparked controversy within the global communion seven years ago by electing Vickie Gene Robinson, a homosexual, as bishop of New Hampshire.

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