Thursday, February 27, 2014

Quote of the Week - Justin Ashforth

"One of the things I have always loved about the Anglican Communion is the tolerance that has been embraced, however as a communicant on the conservative end of the spectrum I find my views are no longer tolerated, and I am labeled, a bigot, a homophobe, or a self-righteous hypocrite, these epithets being slung at me from my supposed brothers and sisters in Christ. Now the church that has been part of my heritage for hundreds of years excludes me on the basis of inclusion. Who is the real hypocrite?"-- Justin Ashforth

1 comment:

George Patsourakos said...

The Anglican Church -- called the Episcopal Church in the United States -- has adopted some extremely liberal policies during the past decade or two, including acceptance of women pastors, acceptance of gay and lesbian pastors and bishops, etc.

For the Anglican Church to label conservative worshipers -- who are opposed to these ultra-liberal and anti-Christian policies -- bigots, homophobes, and self-righteous hypocrites conveys its narrow-mindedness and its blindness toward others' views.