Senior cleric: gay clergy row could tear us apart
Monday, 24 August 2009
The debate over appointing practicing homosexuals to clergy positions is unlikely to be resolved in the near future, the new head of the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) has warned.
The issue needs to be addressed without any “blurring” or “fudging”, said the new Primus of the SEC, the Most Revd David Chillingworth.
The SEC is part of the world-wide Anglican Communion along with the Episcopal Church in the United States, which recently decided to allow the ordination of “partnered gays” as bishops.
The decision sparked further warnings that the issue could be pushing the Anglican Church towards schism. the rest