Monday, June 12, 2017

Welby rebukes conservatives as Scots' gay marriage move opens way for others

From Christian Today-

The Archbishop of Canterbury has criticised conservatives for planting a 'missionary' bishop after Scotland's Anglicans approved gay marriage in church.

It comes conservatives appointed Canon Andy Lines as missionary bishop, making him an alternative figurehead outside the official church structure and effectively prompting a split in the UK Anglican church.

Justin Welby's rebuke came in a blunt letter to leaders across the worldwide Anglican Communion accusing Lines and his colleagues of a 'cross-border intervention' and saying he would 'carry no weight' in the Church of England.

In an unusually direct intervention, Welby quoted one of Christianity's most formative edicts, from the Council of Nicea in 325 AD, condemning 'cross-border interventions' for the 'great disturbances and discords' they cause.

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