Spec wrong to sup­port Angli­can de­ci­sion

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Angli­cans bat­tered but on the side of right (July 16)

What would we do with­out the spir­i­tual wis­dom of Spec­ta­tor man­ag­ing ed­i­tor Howard El­liott, who bravely took a stand against 20 cen­turies of Chris­tian saints, and the wit­ness of mil­lions of peo­ple who suf­fered and died for tra­di­tional Chris­tian faith?

How could these le­gions of Chris­tian mar­tyrs have known they were in fact sim­ply a bunch of big­ots for be­liev­ing in tra­di­tional val­ues on sex and mar­riage? Leave it to The Spec­ta­tor to cor­rect 2,000 years of er­ror! Who knew your pa­per had such a the­olo­gian on staff ? El­liott warns, “Ev­ery­one knows, or should know, that the drive for eq­uity and mu­tual re­spect won’t be turned back,” (that is, the push to make ev­ery per­son of ev­ery faith con­form to a sin­gle world­view), and di­rects faith groups to, “get with it or get out of the way.” How in­clu­sive.

How de­li­cious it was, there­fore, only days be­fore to see The Spec­ta­tor jug­gle their push for the ad­vance­ment of gay mar­riage within Chris­tian churches while giv­ing full front-page cov­er­age to the end of Ra­madan, with­out a word about the way the Is­lamic world deals with peo­ple with same-sex at­trac­tion.

The Spec­ta­tor can’t have it both ways: ei­ther stop han­dling with pa­tron­iz­ing fear those who fol­low the “Re­li­gion of Peace,” or start do­ing jus­tice to those mil­lions of suf­fer­ing tra­di­tional Chris­tians whose faith al­lows even those with whom we dis­agree to live with us in a spirit of tol­er­ance. Fa­ther Ge­of­frey Korz, gen­eral sec­re­tary, Pan-Ortho­dox As­so­ci­a­tion of Greater Hamil­ton

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