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posted Friday, January 15, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 03
Anglican bishops headed for splitsville over Gays
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Anglican bishops headed for splitsville over Gays

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

As Anglican Church bishops meet in the historic English town of Canterbury, all indications point to a nasty battle - and probably a schism - over the church's relationship with its LGBT parishioners.

The Anglican Communion includes the Church of England and the Episcopalian Church in the United States, but it also includes many African dioceses in former British colonies, where bishops have made a point of defending colonial-era laws against Gay sex. More than half of the Communion's members now live in Africa.

On one side, more than 100 British Anglican officials signed on to an open letter calling on the Church of England to repent for discriminating against LGBT people, 'who have been ignored and even vilified for too long.'

'We have not loved them as we should, and have treated them as a problem to be solved rather than as brothers and sisters in Christ to be embraced and celebrated,' the January 7 letter says.

'We have made them feel second-class citizens in the Kingdom of God, often abandoned and alone.'

On the other side, bishops from in Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, South Sudan, Rwanda, and Congo are expected to stage a walkout when the letter is read at the bishops' conference.

The church has already split once over homosexuality. The breakaway Anglican Church in North America formed in 2009 after openly Gay bishop Gene Robinson was consecrated in New Hampshire.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, titular head of the Anglican Communion, told BBC News on January 11 that a split was a very real possibility.

He hoped for a 'reconciliation,' Welby said, but that would mean 'finding ways to disagree well.'

Even if the Church split, he said, it 'would not be a disaster... It would be a failure.

'It would not be good if the church is unable to set an example to the rest of the world of showing how we can love each other and disagree profoundly.'

But, he added, there was 'nothing' he could do 'if people decide they want to leave the room.'

As head of the Church of England, Welby campaigned against same-sex marriage before it was legalized by the British parliament in 2013. The church does not conduct same-sex marriage services.

On the other hand, Welby has also spoken in support of same-sex relationships - when they are not described as 'marriages.'

'You see gay relationships that are just stunning in the quality of the relationship,' he said in 2013, adding that he had 'particular friends where I recognize that and am deeply challenged by it.'

Welby also supports ordaining women priests and bishops, another sore spot for the traditionalist African bishops. He has not taken a public position on ordaining openly Gay clergy.

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