Monday, January 30, 2006

A difficult weekend for Anglicans

Going over the weekend’s Anglican news last night was depressing. It got to the point where I couldn’t bring myself to even look at the resolutions from the Diocese of Washington.

But they approved same sex blessings while Bishop Chane had the gall to accuse conservative bishops who *horrors!* cross diocean boundaries of “disregard[ing] the very roots of the Anglican Church’s catholicity.” That’s like Al Capone complaining about the crime rate in Utah.

On the other side of the Potomac, while gushing about unity, the Diocese of Virginia voted down an amendment stating that marriage is actually between one man and one woman. Mustn’t take stands on such divisive issues, you know.

The sad summary of these two conventions may be found here. I suspect the meetings of these two prominant dioceses have pushed Anglicanism closer to division . . . which may be a good thing at this point.

But from Nigeria comes news that puts sordid happenings here in perspective. Anglican Rt. Rev. Elisha Yisa was murdered in cold blood by assassins. The murder occurred in Muslim-dominated Niger State where persecution of Christians has been severe.

My prayers are with the family and with all who suffer for the name of Christ in that region.

A sad weekend it was indeed.

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