FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016 AT 01:25PM
A Statement from some Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada July 15th, 2016
To all the faithful in the Anglican Church of Canada and the Anglican Communion
At its recent General Synod the Anglican Church of Canada took the first step in changing its Marriage Canon to allow for the solemnization of same sex marriages by its clergy. The entire process, beginning with the hasty vote in 2013 and concluding with the vote and miscount this past week, has been flawed and has inflicted terrible hurt and damage on all involved. We absolutely condemn homophobic prejudice and violence wherever it occurs, offer pastoral care and loving service to all irrespective of sexual orientation, and reject criminal sanctions against same-sex attracted people.