Resolution D025 passed by a 2-1 margin at the General Convention of The Episcopal Church (America), which will allow homosexuals to be ordained to the episcopate and the presbyterate. This is a very American move-by that I mean that us Americans have in our DNA a anti-authoritarian, “no one is going to tell us what to do,” sort of spirit. This is a sad move as there are still many faithful, orthodox Anglicans in the TEC. I hope that they will feel welcome in transitioning to the ACNA, (the new orthodox province of N. America) if that is what they choose. Questions now abound as to how the Archbishop of Canterbury will respond and whether or not he will now recognize the ACNA as being THE faithful, orthodox body/province of N. America and grant them full standing into the Anglican communion. As one author put it, “It was the best of time, it was the worst of times.”
To read Bishop of Durham, N. T. Wrights response in The Times, go here.
Moreover, the Church of England’s General Synod will be debating entering into communion with ACNA in September. For more, go here.