Thursday, 14 February 2008

Anglicans Vote to Split Over Same-Sex Blessings

And so it begins...
The line is drawn, the die is cast. Blessed be the name of the LORD.
Members of what is described as the largest congregation in the Anglican Church of Canada voted strongly Wednesday to split with Vancouver-area Bishop Michael Ingham over his support for same-sex blessings.

"It means that the community speaks with one mind," said St. John's Shaughnessy Anglican Church spokeswoman Lesley Bentley, after a preliminary count showed that out of 495 ballots cast, only 11 opposed the split and nine abstained.

"What it is is very uniting."

Read it all here...

...Those who honour me I will honour... (2 Samuel 2:30b)

Take Care and pray without ceasing for St. John’s Shaughnessy.

3 comments:

The Nicky said...

Good for St. John's Shaughnessy! Please know that my prayers and those of my friends who have been following your trials (albeit from a distance)are with you all, and we stand 100% behind you. It is essential that bible-believing Christians stand up to the creeping liberal insistence of condoning un-Scriptural lifestyles in the name of "inclusiveness".

Warren said...

I can understand the wording of the newspaper header, but do you think that, for the majority of people who voted, same-sex blessing was the core issue? If I was a member of St. John's Shaughnessy, my vote would have been cast on the basis of biblical faithfulness.

John K said...

Warren,
Yes, I agree. SSB's are just the current high-profile issue, and no more than a symptom of a much broader problem. Various comments by spokespeople for SJS indicate that their dissatisfaction goes much deeper and back much further.
The real issue, as you say, is Biblical authority. That and whether we really do believe that Jesus is the same, "Yesterday, today and forever."
Take Care