Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sexuality not just an issue in the West, says Idowu-Fearon

From The Anglican Journal-

When Archbishop Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion, addressed General Synod on July 9, he thanked the Anglican Church of Canada for its many contributions to the Communion. He did not indicate how Monday, July 11's vote on whether to allow the solemnization of same-sex marriages would affect Canada’s place in the global Anglican body.

But Idowu-Fearon did note its repercussions for some provinces of the Communion.

Although he praised the “typically Canadian and commendably transparent process” that led General Synod to the marriage canon vote, he said that the conclusions this process led to—that same-sex marriage was theologically possible—“would be difficult to receive” for other parts of the Communion.

In his comments on the vote itself, he expressed concern over how either a “yes” or a “no” would be understood by the wider church.

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