Backdoor claim over civil marriages
Date: June 23
The “back door” endorsement of gay civil marriage by the US House of Bishops at the 75th General Convention has created two mutually incompatible Anglican faiths, the Bishop of Rochester, the Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali has declared.
“Anglicans are used to fudging things sometimes, but I think this is a matter of such seriousness that fudge won’t do,” Bishop Nazir-Ali told the Daily Telegraph after the Bishops’ vote. “Nobody wants a split, but if you think you have virtually two religions in a single Church something has got to give,” he said on June 18 while visiting the US Church’s triennial convention in Columbus, Ohio. On the June 16 sitting of the House of Bishops of the 75th General Convention, the bishops received a resolution that included a clause asking them to state their opposition to “any state or federal constitutional amendment that prohibits same-sex civil marriage or civil unions.”