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Tuesday 9 May 2006

Anglicans to appoint committee on its 'gay crisis'

Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, spiritual head of the worldwide Anglican Communion, is to appoint a team to advise how best to resolve the 'homosexuality crisis' affecting the Anglican Church.

This is likely to be an ongoing debate and comes in the wake of the decision a few days ago, effectively, to 'blackball' the three openly-homosexual candidates for the Bishopric of California, out of a pool of seven candidates, most probalby to avoid an immediate schism in the Anglican Communion, a move which had been threatened by 'traditionalists' in various parts of the world. It strikes me that the electors for the California Bishopric have exercised considerable restraint and either wisdom or cowardice (depending on how you view the matter) in their desire to avoid being the catalyst for schism; it now behooves the Anglican Communion to show a similar level of restraint and maturity in bringing itself more into line with how the world now is, not how they might wish it had remained and by accepting good people, whatever their sexuality, fully into their Communion.

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