Monday, June 19, 2006

Schism on Its Way

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali predicts, correctly, I believe, that the Episcopal Church's election of Ms. Schori as its Presiding Bishop will inevitably lead to a split in the Anglican Communion. This election will not sit well with the vast majority of the Communion, which does not allow women to serve as bishops. It is hard to see how the traditionalists amongst the Primates (the leaders of the Anglican Communion's various Provinces) can even recognize Ms. Schori as a bishop, let alone as a fellow primate. Not to mention that her stance on the elction and consecration of V. Gene Robinson, the openly gay and non-celibate so-called Bishop of New Hampshire, is squarely at odds with the majority of the Communion. Let the bloodletting begin!

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