Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Bigotry Splits Episcopal Church

Two church congregations in the US have voted to break away from the Episcopal Church because of its decision three years ago to consecrate a gay bishop.

The Truro Church and the Falls Church voted to place themselves instead under the authority of the Anglican Archbishop of Nigeria, Peter Akinola. He has called for the Episcopal Church to be expelled from the worldwide Anglican Communion. He is a fierce critic of the ordination of gay priests.

The parishes of Truro and Falls Church in Virginia - founded in British colonial times - are two of the oldest and largest church congregations in the US. They were once part of the Church of England but now they have voted to sever ties with their diocese and turn instead to the 17 million member church in Nigeria. Continue reading ...

The Truro and Falls Christians search the world for justification of their desire to propigate bigotry. What's next? US Churches seek Iranian justification for the rebirth of anti-Semitism.

"The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reasoning." Voltaire


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