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From Barry Healy in Australia:
Class war and the Anglican schism
26 July 2008
Dramatic events within the worldwide Anglican Communion have revealed a “cold split” with the potential for a complete collapse of the Episcopal formation.
Superficially, the debates have centred on the right of women and homosexuals to be priests and bishops, and gay marriage.
However, while theological arguments dating back centuries are being mouthed, behind them are class war elements of more recent vintage, including some connected with Reagan-era Central American death squads. African bishops have led the charge against modernity, but they are funded and organised by right-wing US think-tanks and the Sydney Anglicans’ arch-reactionary Peter Jensen.
The Anglicans are approaching a three-way split. Jensen’s fundamentalist grouping, established at the Global Anglican Futures Conference (GAFCON) in Jerusalem in late June, is formally at war with the liberal Canadian and US Episcopal Churches and working aggressively to “plant” new churches in their territory.
Jensen’s grouping has also set up its own leadership structures, including a rival primate’s council made up entirely of Africans at this stage, and it looks certain that the US will have two parallel churches, possibly with two primates.
Conservative High Church Anglo-Catholics are threatening to move under the Vatican’s umbrella and the vaguely progressive liberals led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, are hoping to cobble together unity by avoiding confrontation.
Lurking in the background are such organisations as the American Anglican Council, the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD) and the Association for Church Renewal directed by a weird homophobe, Howard F. Ahmanson Jr, and funded by right-wing “charitable foundations”.
Meanwhile, from the BBC:
Most practising [Roman] Catholics ignore the church’s teaching on contraception and more than half think it should be revised, a survey has suggested.
Update 15 October 2008: here.
Condemn homosexuality, Vatican official tells Lambeth conference: here.
Knoxville, Tennessee: Unemployed man targets liberals in church shooting: here.