Friday, November 25, 2016

Secretary general William Nye rebukes GAFCON for ‘misleading’ briefing on sexuality

From The Church Times-

A BRIEFING paper by the conservative Anglican group GAFCON that listed people in the C of E said to have violated a Lambeth Conference resolution on sexuality (News, 18 November) is “significantly misleading”, the secretary general of the Archbishops’ Council, William Nye, has said.

In a letter to the chairman of GAFCON UK Task Force, Canon Andrew Lines, sent on Tuesday, and published online, Mr Nye seeks to “correct some of the erroneous assertions” in the GAFCON briefing paper.

Mr Nye begins by asserting that the subject of the briefing, Resolution 1.10, is “not legally binding”. The teaching of the Church of England on same-sex relationships remains as set out by the House of Bishops in Issues in Human Sexuality, published in 1991, he says, and the “great majority” of clergy and laity have adhered to it. While noting the Shared Conversations on sexuality, he says that “no change has been made to teaching, nor has there been any formal proposal to do so”.

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