Monday, 15 October 2007

Ottawa Synod

So the Diocese of Ottawa has moved closer to the precipice with same sex couples and marriage. LORD, have mercy. See the Anglican Journal story here.

The last General Synod resolution claiming that the blessing of same-sex unions is not in conflict with the core doctrine of The Anglican Church of Canada opened the door. If it is not in conflict, why not go ahead? After all, the same General Synod only narrowly defeated the resolution affirming the authority and jurisdiction of any diocesan synod, with the concurrence of its bishop, to authorize the blessing of committed same sex unions. Besides, New Westminster got away with it. At the moment, there is no real way to discipline such actions.

I voted against both motions; the first because I believe SSBs are in conflict with core Christian, if not Anglican, doctrines of Creation, and the Nature of Men and Women; the second because diocesan synods do not have the authority to go against the clear teaching of Scripture.

This is simply, tragically wrong.

The Synod of the Diocese of Montreal is about to meet and consider the same resolution.

Christ, have mercy.