Monday, March 05, 2007

AJC Op-Ed: Gospel outweighs staying Anglican

EPISCOPAL CONTROVERSY: Gospel outweighs staying Anglican - an op-ed by an Atlanta-area Episcopal rector, Patricia Templeton at "At every baptismal service, Episcopalians promise to seek and serve Christ in all people, and respect the dignity of all human beings. The primates' ultimatum would have us set aside our baptismal promises, the very core of our ethical lives as Christians.

Several years ago I was privileged to hear then-Presiding Bishop Edmund Browning speak. More than a decade later, I still remember his words. 'In this Church of ours there will be no outcasts,' he said.

There will be no outcasts.

That is the prophetic voice of the Gospel. And if remaining true to the Gospel means we are cast out of the Anglican Communion, so be it."


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