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July 15 2016 By dvirtue CANADA: Behind the scenes bullying at Synod over Same Sex Marriage Resolution

Here is what VOL learned. When the Synod members broke up into small discussion groups, some members complained about being "intimidated" and "harassed." Archbishop Fred Hiltz spoke against harassment tactics, but the victims weren't identified. It wasn't until later that the identity of the "harassed" was made public.

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July 14 2016 By dvirtue CANADA: Iranian Anglican Priest Says Same-Sex Marriage Vote is a Fraud

"The Anglican church was the only church in my town. It might have been God's providence or sheer coincidence but my Christian roots are in the Anglican Communion. My father was and is an agnostic intellectual and my mother was a nominal Muslim who observed her faith only during high and holy days.

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July 12 2016 By dvirtue CANADA: ACoC Synod Votes to Uphold Marriage Canon - UPDATED

The motion to change the marriage canon to allow the marriage of same-sex couples had to have a 2/3 majority for laity, clergy and bishops. It was very close with the bishops obtaining the necessary majority. It was the clergy that prevented the motion passing.

The numbers were:

Bishops Yes: 68.2%
Clergy Yes: 66.23%
Laity Yes: 72.2%

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July 12 2016 By dvirtue GAFCON Chairman Blasts Liberal Anglicans who Spread False Teaching

In his July pastoral letter to GAFCON members, who make up more than 70 percent of the Anglican Communion, the Nigerian primate, whose province claims more than 20 million active Anglicans, said that what is tragic is not just the divisions within the Anglican Communion, but that souls are at stake. Lives are at stake. Eternity is at stake.

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July 11 2016 By dvirtue Episcopal Bishops miss truth about Dallas killings

What about threats to whites, specifically police? No mention. What about the ongoing issue of race that seems worse now in the country than ever before? No mention. What about the easy access and purchase of semi-automatic rifles that cause so many killings in so many communities across America, that few Americans, out of fear of the NRA, have the stomach to oppose, or, better still, preaching the gospel for changed lives. Nothing. No mention.

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July 07 2016 By dvirtue The Fictional World of Anglican Unity

The first was the ubiquitous Michael Ingham, former bishop of New Westminster and the first Anglican bishop to challenge the sacredness of marriage. In 2002, Ingham authorized homosexual blessings, a move that brought opprobrium from orthodox archbishops across the globe. Undeterred, Ingham further raised the middle finger at orthodox Anglican bishops by authorizing a Rite for the Celebration of Gay and Lesbian Covenants.

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June 29 2016 By dvirtue Church of England and Church of Scotland Face Splits: No Lessons learned from TEC

The moral order that has prevailed for 2,000 years and longer, must now be overturned in the face of the felt pain of a handful of pansexualists who believe their sexuality is innate, unchangeable and must therefore be accepted by the Church Universal, or face being forever branded as homophobic, hateful, lacking inclusivity and diversity.

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June 23 2016 By dvirtue CANADA: Advocates For and Against Changing the Marriage Canon in the ACofC

David Irving--Saskatoon--YES
Don Phillips--Rupert's Land--YES
Jane Alexander--Edmonton--YES
Robert F. Bennett--Huron--YES
Michael Bird--Niagara--YES
John Chapman--Ottawa--YES
Dennis Drainville--Quebec--YES
Linda Nicolls (coadjutor)--Huron--YES
Melissa Skelton--New Westminster--YES
Ronald W. Cutler--NSPEI--YES
Colin R. Johnson--Toronto--YES
Philip Poole (suffragan--York--Credit Valley)--Toronto--YES

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June 22 2016 By dvirtue Sodor and Man Diocesan Dean Drapes LGBTI Flag over High Altar and Jesus Icon at Cathedral

Steve Hamer, one of the Church Commissioners, who attended the service posted on the cathedral Facebook page a description of the service: "The Vigil of Lament and Hope was a well planned, thoughtful and reflective service. The Dean welcomed the many present to the quiet sanctuary of the Island's Cathedral where all are welcome to its safe place. The music, played by Dr.

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June 15 2016 By dvirtue Episcopal Church Bishops Ignore Islamic Connection in Orlando Killings

According to Fox News, Robertson spent four years in prison in Florida on illegal weapons and tax fraud charges before being released by a Florida judge one year ago. During his time in prison, Robertson was considered so dangerous that he was kept in shackles and assigned his own guards. Prison authorities concluded he was radicalizing up to 36 of his fellow prisoners.

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