Anglican Communion

I am saddened by the conflict in the Anglican Communion at the moment focussing on the issue of the consecration to Bishop of the Revd Gene Robison, an openly gay priest in the Episcopal Church of the USA (ECUSA). I pray for God’s love to be shown to all his people. I do not understand why men and women should be excluded from God’s kingdom on account of their sexual orientation.

I was challenged at a meeting a couple of months ago that heterosexual Christians need to ‘come out’ in their support for an inclusive church that allows all people to discover their full potential in relationship with God.

Changing Attitude Scotland is campaigning for this within the Scottish Episcopal Church, and contains up-to-the-minute articles on the issue.

Inclusive is seeking to do the same within the Anglican Communion.

On the other side of the argument TransformSEC is praying and campaigning for “the biblical and spiritual transformation of the Scottish Episcopal Church in accordance with Romans 12:2”. (This is a Yahoo Group.)

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Former Scrum master at Safeguard Global, Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.