Is this the sort of Church we want?

The Church of England - - Letters -

Sir, Ser­ena Lan­caster (9 May) lauds the Epis­co­pal Church of Amer­ica for hav­ing elected a non-celi­bate ho­mo­sex­ual man to the of­fice of Bishop af­ter “prayer­ful de­lib­er­a­tion”.

Surely your cor­re­spon­dent can­not be re­fer­ring to the Church, cur­rently riven by schism, that is es­ti­mated to have squan­dered huge amounts of its fi­nan­cial re­sources on per­se­cut­ing its own Bi­ble-be­liev­ing mem­bers and whose leader (Pre­sid­ing Bishop Kather­ine Jef­ferts Schori) now de­nies the divin­ity and aton­ing sac­ri­fi­cial death of Je­sus Christ, and in­stead teaches that sal­va­tion “is through the di­viniza­tion of hu­man­ity through the work of the hu­man will”.

If this is the Church that your cor­re­spon­dent so ap­pre­ci­ates then may heaven help us all.

Alan Minchin,

Strat­ford upon Avon

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