Sunday, December 23, 2007

Monday, December 10, 2007

Archbishop cuts up clerical collar on TV

Follow the title link here to see the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, cut up his clerical collar on BBC television during a live interview in protest at Zimbabwe's President Mugabe's continuing stranglehold on his country's people. What we want to know is: does he carry a pair of scissors with him at all times?
Seriously though, all power to Sentamu for bringing this outrageous situation into focus.

US diocese splits from Episcopal church over gay issue

The US Diocese of San Joaquin, California has decided to split from the Episcopal Church over the issue of homosexuality.It will become a diocese in the Iglesia Anglicana del Cono Sur de America.This has been reported across the globe. Yet it is worth keeping this in perspective. This diocese has a mere 8,800 members. That's not quite three times bigger than my deanery, which is just one of 29 deaneries in our Diocese of Oxford, England. And I don't imagine all the members of the Diocese of San Joaquin will feel the same way either. These are small numbers of deeply conservative communities.