Sunday, 20 June 2004

Reading saga revisited

Update 24 June
Reading Chronicle Book’s revelations over gay cleric set to spark row

Stephen Bates, religious affairs correspondent of the Guardian has a new book coming out on 8 July, entitled A Church at War. This week, the Guardian printed an initial extract under the title Canon fodder and ran an accompanying “news” story, Williams twice agreed to appoint gay bishop. The story was then picked up by the Independent and others.

You need to read the whole extract to get the flavour of this book, which I expect will be required reading for everyone who attends the next General Synod session, which conveniently assembles at York on the day after publication (available from Amazon at 30% discount).

Posted by Simon Sarmiento on Sunday, 20 June 2004 at 10:28 PM GMT | TrackBack
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I noted this in the Guardian piece:

“Later that day, he [the ABC] consulted by telephone a number of bishops, though apparently only those, like Michael Scott-Joynt, Bishop of Winchester, opposed to the appointment going ahead.”

A precedent Archbishop Eames is following in the U.S. right now? (Speaking only to outspoken conservative leaders, not to outspoken LGBT leaders. FYI: PB Griswold may be an ally, but he does not speak for us.)

Posted by: J. Collins Fisher at June 22, 2004 05:23 AM