Saturday, March 06, 2010

Dallas Affirms Anglican Covenant

March 6, 2010

DALLAS — Delegates to a special convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas voted Saturday to adopt and enter into the Anglican Covenant.

Texas diocese among the first dioceses (Central Florida is another) to affirm the Covenant’s call for mutual accountability among worldwide Anglicans.

Delegates also voted 185–101 to disassociate the diocese from General Convention actions last summer that have led to more public blessings of same-sex couples.

The votes followed a call by the chairman of the Anglican Consultative Council to renounce the notion that the Gospel “is all about us.”

“The hour is getting late,” said the Rt. Rev. James Tengatenga, Bishop of Southern Malawi. “Time for our games is running out. In fact, I believe it has run out already. It is time to focus on Jesus. … It is not about you but about Jesus Christ and him crucified.” the rest


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