Bishops Discuss Fallout from Same-Sex Votes at General Synod: Eyes Will Be on Niagara at Its Synod in Fall
De Santis, Solange, Anglican Journal
Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada met June 26--the morning after General Synod ended--to discuss the ramifications of their slim vote against allowing dioceses to offer church blessing rites to gay couples.
"It will be perceived that the house of bishops scuttled the ideal and there will be wide expectation that we have to work it out. 'You break it, you pay for it,'" said Bishop Patrick Yu, suffragan (assistant) in the diocese of Toronto. Bishop David Ashdown, of Keewatin, said he has heard people express "a deep sense of betrayal by the house of bishops." Bishop Gordon Light of the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior (of British Columbia) said he heard "anger" and "disdained laughter."
Bishop Anthony Burton of Saskatchewan, …
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Publication information: Article title: Bishops Discuss Fallout from Same-Sex Votes at General Synod: Eyes Will Be on Niagara at Its Synod in Fall. Contributors: De Santis, Solange - Author. Magazine title: Anglican Journal. Volume: 133. Issue: 6 Publication date: June-July 2007. Page number: GS2. © Anglican Church of Canada Feb 2009. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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