Sunday, July 05, 2009

Dissident Anglicans launch protest movement against CofE liberalism

• Coalition against same-sex unions and gay priests
• Critics say move will lead to Church of England split

Riazat Butt, religious affairs correspondent
Sunday 5 July 2009

Thousands of Anglicans will gather in London tomorrow to support the launch of a UK movement opposing liberalism in the Church of England, with critics claiming it will undermine the church and the authority of the archbishop of Canterbury.

The Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (FCA), which counts five homegrown bishops among its backers, is aimed at congregations and clergy unhappy with the Church of England's position on the blessing of same-sex unions, the ordination of women and homosexuals as priests.

One of the English churchmen supporting the FCA is Michael Nazir-Ali, bishop of Rochester, who continues to draw criticism for his views on homosexuality. the rest


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