Bonnie Anderson discusses Episcopal Church's response to Windsor Report with Canadian General Synod

Anderson summarized the work of both the Special Commission on the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion and the special legislative committee that was appointed to deal with the commission’s proposed resolutions in response to the Windsor Report for the 75th General Convention, which met in June 2006.

She also explained the five resolutions passed by the Convention. The resolutions Anderson discussed were A160 Expression of Regret, A165 Commitment to the Windsor and Listening Processes, A166 Anglican Covenant Development Process, A167 “Full and Equal Claim” for all the Baptized, and B033 On Election of Bishops.

Anderson reminded the groups that the Episcopal Church has not authorized a public rite for blessing same-gender relationships. Such blessings were one of the concerns of the Windsor Report.

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12 comments on “Bonnie Anderson discusses Episcopal Church's response to Windsor Report with Canadian General Synod

  1. RoyIII says:

    ‘Move along…nothing to see here… move along…keep moving’

  2. David Keller says:

    I finally get it. Those of us who are disaffected may be faithful Christians, but the job of TEC is to minister to “faithful Episcopalians.” One more confirmation that the leadership of TEC sees itself as the proponent of a new religion/sect.

  3. TraditionalOne says:

    “Anderson reminded the groups that the Episcopal Church has not authorized a public rite for blessing same-gender relationships.”
    She must have said that with a wink and nod and with her fingers crossed behind her back!
    For example in the Diocese of Los Angeles, “The official policy of the Diocese of Los Angeles is to let each congregation and its priest decide whether it wishes to conduct such ceremonies. This leaves room for wide latitude in practice.”
    Source:http://home.mindspring.com/~bcglm1/index.html

  4. Craig Stephans says:

    What a phrase…””Let us ask Jesus to help us break down the barriers of exclusion and self-important power that keep us apart from Him and each other,” she said”

    A disciple would read this as asking Jesus to remove our sin and pride and draw us to himself and others. But unfortunately, in the context I think this is just code for asking Jesus to make all of these crazy fundamentalists “enlightened” like us liberals.

  5. David+ says:

    Continuing to say that the Episcopal Church has not authorized same-sex blessings is beyond “cute.” It has become a shop worn lie.

  6. Rolling Eyes says:

    “Those of us who are disaffected may be faithful Christians, but the job of TEC is to minister to “faithful Episcopalians.” One more confirmation that the leadership of TEC sees itself as the proponent of a new religion/sect.”

    Very true, and a good distinction to make. For the leaders of TEC, following the reappraiser worldview, have rejected the teachings of Christianity.

    “But unfortunately, in the context I think this is just code for asking Jesus to make all of these crazy fundamentalists “enlightened” like us liberals.”

    There can be no doubt. As proven by numerous posts on this blog, this is how reappraisers think!

  7. Connecticutian says:

    I’m probably not the only one who has done this… Remember bothering your siblings when you were very young? And the parent would scold, “Don’t touch him again!” And you’d point your finger at him, getting as close as possible without actually touching him. And he’d complain, and the parent would scold, and of course, your factual truthful response would be “but I’m NOT touching him!”

    It’s kinda like that! 😉

  8. Harvey says:

    It seems to me the TEC is telling an untruth so long it believes it.
    Two quotes;
    “..you can fool all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time but not all of the people all of the time..”
    “..f you tell a lie big enough and long enough a great deal of people will believe you…”

  9. dwstroudmd+ says:

    WE do it; we just don’t authorize it. (TM) EKUSA/TEC

  10. edistobeachwalker says:

    Did Ms. Anderson point out that the Primates in Tanzania as a whole did not deem the response of TEC adequate? No. So the picture given is not an accurate one.

  11. Cennydd says:

    Maybe we should ask Ms Anderson if she thinks it’s OK for one man to have sex with another man? Would we get a truthful answer? I doubt it!

  12. Dave B says:

    Mark 2:15-17 Who are those outside of the powerful in TEC, the fundamentalists and the orthodox! I guess those are the ones Jesus is with Ms Anderson. The powerful in TEC are looking in saying why is Jesus with those ill informed theologically ignorant uninclusive rable!!!