Skip to comments.Get With The Program [CofE]
Posted on 04/18/2006 11:40:58 AM PDT by sionnsar
Some C of E insiders want former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey
to keep his mouth shut and toe the company line be a better Anglican:
Many of us remember the discourtesy displayed by Archbishop Geoffrey Fisher in retirement when he offered embarrassing critiques of his successor Michael Ramsey, and policies then being implemented by the Church of England.
Your actions in retirement are similarly discourteous to Archbishop Rowan Williams, as he attempts to hold together the Anglican Communion of churches at a particularly difficult time.
By your visit to the USA to conduct a confirmation for 300 candidates unable to accept the authority of their own bishops, and your role in the current survey of American bishops on their attitude to the consecration of Bishop Gene Robinson and the future of the Episcopal Church, you appear to be offering yourself as an alternative leader.
The Archbishop of Canterbury deserves our respect and support, not the disloyalty which you currently display.
We respectfully request that you desist from further intrusions into areas now beyond your control, and honour the convention of not undermining the work of your successor.
I hope Lord Carey pays no attention to this letter. My gracious lord of Canterbury's "particularly difficult time" is largely of his own making. He knew what had to be done to keep the Communion together and he has thusfar refused to do it. For George Carey to remain silent while his Christian tradition enthusiastically embraces whatever heresy and apostasy the culture wants it to would make him a liar. And a Christian can never justify lying merely to "honour" a "convention."
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