Thursday, July 9, 2009

New Conservative Anglican Intiative Receives Unofficial Support of Queen Elizabeth

From England- (Her Majesty is always good for good hat picture)

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has twice written to support an emergent group of conservative Anglicans that rejects the ultra-liberal and sexually permissive direction of the Church of England. The Queen recently wrote to the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (FCA) that she "understood their concerns" and "understands the commitment to the Anglican Church" and that she wished them well on the day of their official launch on Monday.

FCA leaders had written to the Queen to assure her of their loyalty to the Church of England. Palace spokesmen said that the letters did not constitute an official endorsement of the FCA. The FCA is an alliance of evangelical and Anglo-Catholic parishes in Britain and Ireland whose formation was precipitated in part by the acceptance of homosexuality by segments of the Anglican leadership in the developed world.

Unlike the US and Canada, Britain's official church is tightly intertwined with the civil constitution of the country. The Queen is not only head of state, but in her capacity of Supreme Governor of the Church of England she also formally appoints bishops on the advice of the Prime Minister. She has had little public input in the crisis that has enveloped the Worldwide Anglican Communion since the consecration in 2003 of openly active homosexual Gene Robinson as a bishop of New Hampshire.

Among the five bishops supporting the FCA, one of the most prominent is the bishop of Rochester, Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali, who has stirred controversy on many occasions with his vocal defence of Christian moral teaching and the traditional Christian cultural foundations of British society.

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Unknown said...

The two letters were written one year apart and neither was from Her Majesty. In fact, Her Majesty is not pleased that her words were twisted by the ultra conservatives. I've posted on this subject on my blog and TA has also debunked to supposed support.

What they got was a royal form letter, twice.

James said...

Check out for what the Queen did say.

Brad Evans said...

Isn't it time for the separation of church and state? The only other country that has clergy automatically included in the government is Iran.