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ABC selection panel: Dominated by liberals?

ABC selection panel: Dominated by liberals?

The Telegraph gives space today to those who feel that the panel charged with selecting the next Archbishop of Canterbury is dominated by liberals:

The committee is unfairly balanced in favour of liberals who support “revisionist” moves such as the appointment of homosexual bishops, traditionalists have warned.

Their intervention came as the Crown Nominations Commission (CNC) met behind closed doors last week for the first in a series of meetings to decide the successor to Dr Rowan Williams.

Orthodox clergy fear that influential liberals on the panel will swing votes away from the Archbishop of York and the Bishop of Coventry, prominent conservatives who have been widely tipped for the post.

Dr Richard Chartres, the traditionalist Bishop of London, is also back in the running, as he pulled out of elections to the CNC which would have excluded him from being considered.

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If you “think that the Anglican experiment has failed”, ChristopherJ, what care you re Anglican tradition? [And nearly 25 years of consecrated bishops-who-are-women is certainly PART of Anglican tradition by now, contra your “no basis anywhere”]

JC Fisher

Peter Pearson

Isn’t the use of words interesting? “Orthodox” and “Revisionist” which really means, “those of us who are right and those damn heretics who are clearly wrong.” I wonder which camp Jesus would fall into?

Roger Mortimer

“Archbishop panel member believes gay people can ‘change’ sexual desire” –

Matthew Buterbaugh+

I agree with Josh on this. I wish we wouldn’t refer to misogynists and homophobes as “traditionalist”. I’m far more bothered by the term “Orthodox” that gets slipped into this article. Ahem… I’m a liberal, and I believe in the Nicene Creed.

But, on the topic at hand, as I keep saying about whether a liberal or conservative is elected ABC, we’ll never know how that person will act in office until actually serving.

Christopher Johnson

Must be great to always be right, Josh, particularly when you have absolutely no basis anywhere for what you claim is your “tradition.”

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