Friday, August 30, 2013

Welby: Church needs to avoid drifting to divorce

From Christian Post-

THE Archbishop of Canterbury said on Wednesday that the Church must not become like a marriage in which a couple have drifted apart and are content with their independent lives.

Speaking at the opening of the Evangelical Alliance's (EA) new headquarters in King's Cross, London, Archbishop Welby said: "It is too easy for the Church to be comfortable in separation, like a bad marriage where the couple has drifted apart, but not to the point where they'll divorce. They just sort of somehow live separate lives in the same house; they don't talk much except what's necessary to keep things running along. And they may not even notice that the separation is growing and deepening, but they live with it. And the Church can fall into that trap - in fact, over many years, has fallen into that trap."

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Leonard Clark said...
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Leonard Clark said...

Any relationship, of the intimate and/or marriagelike variety, that I have ever been in did not include thieving, attempted murder by character assination, demonization, slander, and/or holier-than-thou prancing (or Uganda/Nigerianlike¨Kill you for being¨ legislating/politics)...true, sometimes people drift apart but not anything like the viciousness directed against LGBT ¨partner¨ Anglicans/others experienced throughout the Anglican Communion. Driven by those who think their ¨partners¨ are ¨lower than pigs¨ or ¨abominations¨ . We are not drifting toward divorce at the Anglican Communion, we are being brutalized, abused and DRIVEN AWAY by emotionally/physically ¨wicked¨ and very angry heterosexual(?) Anglicans/others. Selfrighteous family members who are obsessed with sex gangsters and who refuse to live in the same house with those of us who are LGBT Christians. The foundations of churches shudder and our children/family/friends have already taken sides. A ¨divorce¨ almost sounds like a civilized human being behavior/process next to the exclude, grab-and-run litigating/ pontificating. We are touchable (and you are not) crowd at ACNA/Gafcon/Global (selective) South meet-ups/real schism/vows of difference and has blood on their hands already. Divorce ain't nothing compared to this vicious family divide...they would burn us at the stake, and did, during Bloody Mary's reign of religious terror.