Skip to comments.Diocese of Alabama on Course to Walk Apart from Anglican Communion
Posted on 04/01/2005 7:59:01 AM PST by sionnsar
Don't be fooled for a minute that the Covenant Statement from the recent House of Bishops meeting in Texas is any kind of sincere attempt to comply with the terms of the Windsor Report or the February 2005 Primates Communique. All one has to do is look at those who were on the working group that drafted it.
Rev. Canon David Anderson, president of the American Anglican Council, sees the statement for what it really is, defiance couched as compliance. But lest you accuse Stand Firm Alabama of stifling viewpoints, Susan Russell, president of Integrity USA, sees it quite clearly as well. Citing resolution C051 passed at 2003 General Convention in her response to the statement, she says "it is inevitable that clergy across the land will continue to respond pastorally to the needs of same-sex couples by conducting public blessings of their relationships". Ms. Russell's defiance is sure to grant her a spectator seat in the Anglican Communion.
The Diocese of Alabama has offered no perspective on the Covenant Statement. But who do you think is the keynote speaker at Integrity's Southeastern Regional Retreat? And who do you think is hosting this retreat? If you guessed Susan Russell at Camp McDowell in the Diocese of Alabama, you get an "A"!
Details can be found in an Integrity brochure cleverly entitled "Equipping the Saints" (not to be confused with this brochure from the AAC with the same title).
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