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September 19 2016 By dvirtue CANADA: Diocese of Toronto elects partnered homosexual bishop

"I'm very overwhelmed," he said on the chancel steps after the elections. "I didn't really expect to be standing here on the steps, but I'm deeply, deeply honored. I realize this is an historic day in the life of our church.

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September 09 2016 By dvirtue Welby and GAFCON Archbishops Clash over Appointment of Homosexual C of E Bishop

It should come as no surprise then that the appointment of a self-acknowledged homosexual in Chamberlain (albeit celibate) should get pushback by the GAFCON archbishops and by a British theologian.

"We believe that this appointment is a major error," the GAFCON leaders protested.

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September 01 2016 By dvirtue GAFCON Chairman Praises ACNA, Notes TEC and ACoC's "steep decline"

"GAFCON recognizes that the Church is not ours. It belongs to Jesus and it is Jesus who builds the Church through his word. We are to be his instruments and not presume to be the architects. Schism happens, as it has in North America, when church leaders take the design into their own hands," he said in an August letter to GAFCON followers.

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August 27 2016 By dvirtue Nigerian Anglican Primate says 'no compromise' with Welby or North American Primates

DOBBS: Yes, he visited Colorado, Canada, Connecticut, New York, Virginia and Atlanta.

VOL: Was he pleased at the growth of these dioceses?

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August 24 2016 By dvirtue Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity is not Innate, New Report Reveals

The major takeaway, as the editor of the journal explains, is that "some of the most frequently heard claims about sexuality and gender are not supported by scientific evidence."
Here are four of the report's most important conclusions:

• The belief that sexual orientation is an innate, biologically fixed human property--that people are 'born that way'--is not supported by scientific evidence.

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August 21 2016 By dvirtue Episcopal Pulpits will Lose 2000 Priests in next Six Years

A researcher looking at the Church's archives after reading Mary Ann Mueller's extensive article on the crisis in American Episcopal seminaries that showed 70% of TEC's 11 seminaries with fewer than 100 students, crunched the numbers, showing that of the 11 approved and accredited seminaries (one apparently closing in 2017) only 9 exist, if one leaves out Yale and Bishop Kemper. Kemper is basically an online diploma mill. Mueller's story can be accessed here.

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August 16 2016 By dvirtue Episcopal Seminaries Struggle to Survive

These are: General Theological Seminary (New York City); Berkeley Divinity School at Yale (Hew Haven, Connecticut); Episcopal Divinity School (Cambridge, Massachusetts); Trinity School for Ministry (Ambridge, Pennsylvania); Virginia Theological Seminary (Alexandria, Virginia); School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee (Sewanee, Tennessee); Nashotah House Theological Seminary (Nashotah, Wisconsin); Seminary of the Southwest (Austin, Texas); Bexley Hall & Seabury-Wester

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August 16 2016 By dvirtue Satan Issues a Prime Directive

It would appear that this Trump fellow has dominated both the national arena and public imagination of millions of Americans, as he bombasts his way from one reckless statement to the next. This is, of course, sweet music to our ears. The crazier he sounds the more his followers seem to grow especially and including those idiot evangelicals.

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August 11 2016 By dvirtue Could a Parallel Anglican Communion be in the Works?

He called the January meeting of primates in Canterbury "a complete failure"; it only revealed the theological weaknesses in the Anglican Communion, he said. The Lambeth conference is out of date and the future of the Anglican Communion now lies with GAFCON. He said the ACC-16 Lusaka gathering was "irrelevant to the GAFCON bishops" and the Nairobi Communique was "toothless". Archbishop Welby said "consequences" would be enforced, but that is irrelevant.

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August 02 2016 By dvirtue The Spiritually Dangerous State of the Anglican Communion

Welby recently hired a new lady "reconciler", Sarah Snyder, as his new Advisor for Reconciliation. David Porter, the previous professional reconciler, got pushed upstairs to become Welby's right hand man to help him arm wrestle truth to the ground. One can only imagine what the House of Bishops in Nigeria is saying about this new appointment.

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