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More Reaction to the ABC's Letter
Stand Firm ^ | 3/09/2006 | Matt Kennedy

Posted on 03/09/2006 8:44:42 AM PST by sionnsar

I will return to my regular article tomorrow morning, but for now I want to reflect a little more on the Archbishop of Canterbury's (ABC) letter.

A number of people asked me last night why I think the letter is so important. There are a number of reasons, most of which I've already articulated in my rapid response. I want to touch on a few more this morning.

Let's say you're a reappraising ECUSA bishop or deputy to GC2006. You are in full agreement with the decisions of GC2003, but you also feel an obligation to the Anglican Communion. You believe that the Holy Spirit has guided ECUSA into the prophetic forefront of Christendom. You have been disappointed by the international reaction - especially the reaction of the Archbishop of Canterbury, who you once counted as an ally and whose appointment you celebrated - to the consecration of VGR and same-sex blessings, but not altogether discouraged.

Up until last night you entertained some optimism that temporary compliance for the sake of unity could bring change to the entire communion and "justice" to those who have been shunned and ostracized for so many years.

All that has changed.

The ABC has said, directly and unmistakably, that even if ECUSA complies with the Windsor Report and her bishops are invited to attend Lambeth 2008, any hope or expectation that Lambeth 1.10 might be addressed legislatively, much less overturned, is unrealistic.

It's not going to happen.

Why? Because your host, the ABC, doesn't want it to happen.

TOPICS: Mainline Protestant

1 posted on 03/09/2006 8:44:42 AM PST by sionnsar
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2 posted on 03/09/2006 8:45:18 AM PST by sionnsar (†† | Libs: Celebrate MY diversity! | Iran Azadi 2006)
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The ABC could put it on the agenda, but it would most assuredly get shot down. Remember that when it was voted up, it carried by about 8 or 9 to 1. Nothing's changed there, so why bother to try to re-address it?

3 posted on 03/09/2006 1:25:36 PM PST by RonF
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