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Saturday, June 11, 2005

African Anglican Bishops Refuse U.S. Dollars

When a dioceses of the Episcopal Church -USA consecrated an openly gay man as their bishop, Anglican leaders in Africa raised a protest. Now, in spite of the fact that the U.S. church grants up to 70% of the financial support for many Anglican ministries in Africa, the more biblically conservative bishops south of the Eqautor are saying, "no thanks." Look here for more info. I applaud their integrity and courage.

Their point is that the Episcopal Church-USA has disgraced the gospel of Jesus Christ by blessing something which God has not blessed. The African bishops have sharply rebuked their American colleagues and feel it would be hypocritical to then accept their money. It is encouraging to note that the more conservative parishes and dioceses in the EC-USA are helping to take up the slack, though it remains, to date, only a drop in the bucket.

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1 comment:

Becca said...

it's a very sad state of affairs ... many of these bishops, and people in their dioceses, are friends and they desperately need the help of all of us who have applauded their courageous stand! it's great to find a blog of a fellow Pittsburgher... enjoying your posts ...

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