Comments: Still more comments on the Pilling report

How interesting that the so called 'Anglican Mainstream' is not allowing comments.

Posted by Richard Ashby at Thursday, 12 December 2013 at 8:02pm GMT


Posted by Craig Nelson at Thursday, 12 December 2013 at 8:36pm GMT

A real way forward for the churches' ministers.

Posted by Revd Laurie Roberts at Thursday, 12 December 2013 at 9:04pm GMT

"The report draws a boundary that gay relationships should be 'permanent, faithful, stable' but since it has reached a conclusion that Scripture cannot be trusted, there is no explanation of why this boundary should be in place, and why further ground will not be conceded in a short space of time."

There's good precedent for this, of course. Quickly after the church permitted marriage after divorce, it officially approved polygamy, incest, sex with children, and lewd Saturday night baccanals in the sanctuary.

Oh, all that didn't happen after all? Oh well, never mind ...

Posted by dr.primrose at Friday, 13 December 2013 at 2:48am GMT

"It is sad that anyone who does not support the ministry of gay and lesbians ... is considered homophobic."

Yep, that's what the word means. Should we be surprised at this point that GAFCon is more saddened by the lexicography of homophobia than by its existence?

Posted by Geoff at Friday, 13 December 2013 at 3:07am GMT

Whited sepulchres come to mind. What gospel Are they talking about? That which supports our mutual ministering to one another as flawed human beings seeking the grace of God or the comfortable rule bound ideology which serves to confirm Gafcon and the like in their sense of moral superiority? Which would Jesus choose?

Posted by Helen at Friday, 13 December 2013 at 10:38am GMT

Richard -

Anglican Mainstream NEVER allows comments - it couldn't cope with the volume of criticism it would generate if it did!

Posted by Jeremy Pemberton at Friday, 13 December 2013 at 4:13pm GMT

The adherents of GAFCON are welcome to read, use and legislate from the bible in any way that suits their views and their household. They are even free, I suppose, to appropriate and append the label "Anglican" onto their views. However, their anti-intellectual, anti-scientific use of biblical text to forward a Bronze-Age worldview is, at the very least, insulting to the very term, "Anglican" - and even more so to Anglican history and process.

Posted by Daniel Berry, NYC at Friday, 13 December 2013 at 4:49pm GMT

Thank heavens for the See of Pontefract.

Posted by Revd Laurie Roberts at Saturday, 14 December 2013 at 12:27am GMT

The Bishop of Pontefract says neither "nowt nor summat" as they'd say in Yorkshire. We can but hope that any future comment is more substantial and contains greater substance.

Posted by Father David at Saturday, 14 December 2013 at 5:40am GMT

We plan to comment more fully after those discussions

eh up our David a think tha missed this.

Posted by ian at Sunday, 15 December 2013 at 12:59am GMT

All the same, difficult not to feel that things are changing here. Aslan is on the move ...

Posted by John at Sunday, 15 December 2013 at 6:38pm GMT
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