This is awful. To be honest, I don't think the civil partnerships thing was taking it too far, though I suppose it does depend on what the motivation was. There is apparently an awful lot of turning-a-blind-eye in the Church of England. At any rate, it looks like we can safely add this to the ballast that will actually sink the Communion.
THE Church of England faces being “disowned” by other members of the worldwide Anglican communion for its policy towards gay clergy. Leaders of some of the largest Anglican churches abroad say allowing gay clergy to register under the new civil partnership act represents the “final nail in the coffin” of the church’s unity. In September they plan to begin moves to suspend the Church of England.
The above is from the London Times.
Thanks Adam. Read the whole thing at A-C Ruminations.