Thursday, July 4, 2013

GAFCON Primates Criticize Archbishop of Canterbury

A statement has been released by the Chair of the GAFCON Primates which expresses criticism of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the direction of the Church of England. Archbishop Eliud Wabukala of Kenya said:

While we give thanks for much that has been achieved, especially in the emergence of the Anglican Church of North America and our Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans, we are painfully aware that the Episcopal Church of the United States and the Anglican Church of Canada continue to promote a false gospel and yet both are still received as in good standing by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Furthermore, the Church of England itself, the historic mother church of the Communion, seems to be advancing along the same path. While defending marriage, both the Archbishops of York and Canterbury appeared at the same time to approve of same-sex Civil Partnerships during parliamentary debates on the UK’s ‘gay marriage’ legislation, in contradiction to the historic biblical teaching on human sexuality reaffirmed by the 1998 Lambeth Conference.
 Read the full statement here.

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