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April 22 2016 By dvirtue Lusaka ACC-16 lovefest gives TEC a Pass * GAFCON Primates Meet in Nairobi * Will Welby's history handicap Anglican Communion * Canadian Churches Close * San Joaquin and Ft. Worth Continue Legal Battles * Trinity Wall Street Grants influence Global South

"This hyper-self-consciousness about 'Who am I? Where exactly am I on the gender spectrum?' is mere navel-gazing, while in the Middle East ISIS is beheading people. It is a kind of madness of self-absorption." -- Camille Paglia

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April 15 2016 By dvirtue Welby's Real Father * Forged Letter Scandal at ACC-16 * TEC spins Lusaka * Canadian Anglicans use 'local option' to allow SS marriage * Nigeria: Gay Marriage is Madness * Sudan expands with new Archbishop * VTS wins Architecture award

It becomes a death spiral for the denomination when the keys to the Church are handed over to revisionist bishops and priests time and time again who ensure that the fundamentals of Christianity are not taught to future generations. Those future generations of blissfully ignorant pewsitters will continue to make poor choices, and as long as there are enough of them to pay the bills, the church will stagger its doom. --- The Underground Pewster

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April 07 2016 By dvirtue TEC PB Fires Three Top Execs at National Headquarters * Court Ruling: San Joaquin Parishes will stay in TEC * BDSM and Kinks at Sewanee University * Egyptian Primate Bows out of ACC Lusaka Meeting * Georgia TEC Priest gets 3 years for Child Porn

Strong-arming smaller countries into accepting LGBT rights is an explicit element in the Obama Administration's foreign policy. The half-dozen gay US ambassadors, including Mr. Brewster, (Dominican Republic) have openly acknowledged that trade agreements are being used to advance "equality" and "tolerance" for gays and lesbians. "We know firsthand that US interests are best served when we pursue policies that also advance our values.

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March 18 2016 By dvirtue Nigerian Primate Blasts TEC as Recruitment Camp, Blackmail, Indoctrination and Toxic Relationship * Diocese of PA Elects new Bishop * Welby Berated over Child Sex Scandal * DofSC considers affiliation with ACNA * Episcopal DofSC considers USC affiliation

The Church of Nigeria shall be in full communion with all Anglican Churches, Dioceses and Provinces that hold and maintain the Historic Faith, Doctrine, Sacrament and Discipline of the one Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church as the Lord has commanded in His holy word and as the same are received as taught in the Book of Common Prayer and the Ordinal of 1662 and in the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion. --- Archbishop Nicholas Okoh

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March 11 2016 By dvirtue Kenya & Uganda Bow out of Lusaka * Canadian Anglicans Mull Homosexual Marriage * Sudanese Diocese ends relationship with Diocese of Indianapolis * Queen does not believe in Gay Marriage * FIF-UK claims 300 parishes don't want woman bishop

The mantra of the culturally attuned liberalism within Anglicanism is one of celebrating and ensuring 'inclusion'. At first sight this might seem to be fulfil some of the conditions of Jesus' invitation to unity. The difficulty is, as we have seen and known for some while, that inclusion does not mean what it says. Rather it means the reconfiguration of different sets of values. --- Gavin Ashenden

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March 04 2016 By dvirtue Anger at Heart of Evangelical Support of Trump * TEC Exec Council Pushes Anti-Racism Evangelism to Jump Start Church * Bruno refuses to disclose Financial Statements * Activist Episcopal Priest Has Abortion * REFORM Ireland Rips Bishops on SS Marriage

"The modern world detests authority but worships relevance. So to bracket these two words in relation to the Bible is to claim for it one quality (authority) which people fear it has but wish it had not, and another (relevance) which they fear it has not but wish it had. Our Christian conviction is that the Bible has both authority and relevance - to a degree quite extraordinary in so ancient a book - and that the secret of both is in Jesus Christ.

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February 26 2016 By dvirtue CofE Split Inevitable, says Theologian * Uganda APB Says Primates Betrayed at Canterbury * Australian Anglican Church Deeply Divided * TEC PB says he will know soon about Executive Suspensions * ACNA, LC-MS and LC-C enter dialogue * NZ to Bless SS Unions

"We must get used to being offended. Without free speech democracy crumbles"----- Andy Walton

Dear Brothers and Sisters
February 26, 2016

God will never bless what He has not approved.

The Church of England has already liberalized on human sexuality and a split is "almost certain" as a result, according to a damning article from a conservative theologian.

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February 19 2016 By dvirtue ABC Reflects on Primates Meeting * Spin Begins on Meaning of Communique * CofE and Church of Scotland in Historic Agreement * No Growth for CofE for 30 years * Dominican Republic gets new Bishop * Diocese of Sydney Extends Archbishop's Term

Liberals and revisionists are saying that The Episcopal Church was kicked out of the Communion by the Primates in Canterbury and they won't have any part of that. Not true.

Orthodox Anglicans are saying that nothing has changed and that they are still in impaired or broken communion with TEC. That is indeed true.

The Archbishop of Canterbury this week made his feelings known about what went on in Canterbury with the primates and it makes for interesting reading.

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February 14 2016 By dvirtue Church like State is Polarized * Progressive Episcopalians Turn on Themselves * Nthn. Indiana gets liberal bishop * Curry Spins Canterbury Meeting * Sex Scandal at St. George's School Spreads * Queer Eucharist Draws 12 in Toronto * Pope & Patriarch Meet

If there are lessons for the Church to be learned from the current political malaise and polarization in American politics, it is that truth will not be subject to endless dialogue, interfaithery talk, inclusivity, diversity and pluralism. We are stuck, we cannot move forward.

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