Magazine article Anglican Journal

'Three Generations Gone' after Vote

Magazine article Anglican Journal

'Three Generations Gone' after Vote

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As we awaited a statement from the House of Bishops, I wanted you to know both my children (21 and 23 years of age) spoke to me after the vote and stated they will not be returning to our church. They were already very fringe Anglicans, so this was the nail in the coffin.

My mother is a 78-year-old archdeacon who cannot believe we failed to affirm many of her parishioners once again, and my 79-year-old father, a cradle Anglican, walked away a while ago and will not return after this decision. Three generations of Anglicans gone or damaged. It's important that the national House of Bishops understands what this vote has done. Not the laity, not the clergy. The house.

No statement of unity can fix this. And to be honest, I do not particularly care what is said at this point unless it affirms our LGBTQ2 family. It won't get my family back to our church.

As prolocutor of the ecclesiastical province of Ontario, I have to ask myself if I can be part of an institution that excludes. …

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