Spec wrong to support Anglican decision
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