Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Anglican Head Rowan Williams Admits Mistakes in Handling Homosexual Issues

From Christian Today-

Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams, the spiritual head of the Anglican Communion, has admitted that he could have done more to stop the division that formed in the global body over the issue of homosexuality, and suggested that leading the church might be too much for one person to handle.

"Thinking back over things I don't think I've got right over the last 10 years, I think it might have helped a lot if I'd gone sooner to the United States when things began to get difficult about the ordination of gay bishops, and engaged more directly with the American House of Bishops," Williams, who is retiring from his position in December, shared with the Daily Telegraph.
The Anglican Communion experienced great divisional troubles over the ordination of Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the United States. Same-sex marriage has also been a controversial subject, with the American Episcopalian division of the Anglican community declaring its openness to include homosexual couples in the definition of marriage – something which Williams and the Church of England has strongly stood against in the U.K.


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