AU 190 – Canterbury not happy with TEC Same-sex Marriage Actions

George Conger [13:18]: I talked to an advisor to the Archbishop of Jerusalem, a Palestinian priest, an Anglican Palestinian priest, I talked to him the other day and we were chatting.

And he said, you know, what the Episcopal Church does – they may not understand this and frankly they may not be able to do anything about it – but when they do stuff like endorse Gay Marriage and all this, it blows back on us in the Middle East. We Episcopalians are no longer seen as ‘People of the Book,’ meaning Christians who follow the ways of Jesus Christ and whom Mohammed said we should allow them to live – we are becoming in their eyes like the Mormons, a sect, a splinter group not ‘of the Book’ because we repudiate what they see as being the words of the Bible. And what does that result in? They kill us.

With thanks to Kevin Kallsen and George Conger at Anglican TV


Posted in * Anglican - Episcopal, Episcopal Church (TEC), TEC Polity & Canons

5 comments on “AU 190 – Canterbury not happy with TEC Same-sex Marriage Actions

  1. Karen B. says:

    Kevin & George thanks for all your great reporting and commentary. George, I especially appreciate you and Jeff Walton who are in the trenches at TEC.

  2. Tegularius says:

    So in other words, General Convention should prioritize the sensibilities of Muslims in other countries?

  3. David Keller says:

    #2. I don’t think that’s what they said. They said TEC has become a sect that doesnt care about Christians in America or in other countries, especially in the Middle East.

  4. Tegularius says:

    They are complaining that terrorists will be unhappy because of TEC’s action, and that therefore TEC should refrain from acting. My word for that is “capitulation”.

  5. Vatican Watcher says:

    Tegularius, I understand where you are coming from. Take it from another standpoint. I have read a lot lately about the recent Synod in the Catholic Church and how simply discussing matters like divorce and remarriage in the RCC has undermined Christian efforts to spread the Faith and push back against Muslim inroads. Regardless of what you might think about ‘liberal’ elements and not catering to extremists, it cannot be denied that those elements are having an effect on Christians in the developing world in their efforts to deal with militant Islam.