For the last several years, the Episcopal Church in the United States has been embroiled in internal conflict. Four dioceses and a collection of parishes, upset by the social liberalism of the Episcopal Church, have broken away from the church. Today, those congregations have formerly formed a new church: the Anglican Church in North America
The root cause of this strife is the Episcopal Churchâ€™s acceptance of homosexuality. The catalyst was the consecration of an openly gay bishop.
As an Episcopalian, Iâ€™m saddened to see the church splinter over a matter as biblically insignificant as homosexuality. This really seems to be a case where current cultural conflicts are infiltrating Christian theology. Iâ€™m sure the new Anglican Church in North America would strongly disagree, but I see little Christian grace in the choice to be intolerant of our Christian brothers and sisters.
That said, everyone has a right to worship as they choose. At least in this age, in this part of the world, we can resolve our religious differences peacefully.
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