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NYT hires non-Anglican Anglican

NYT hires non-Anglican Anglican

If you google Tish Harrison Warren, the top search results tell you she is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America. All except the New York Times which has recently brought her on board to write a weekly subscriber-only newsletter. The NYT tells us Warren is an “Anglican priest” which is misleading because that leads you to believe she’s a member of the Anglican Communion. Which, if you are in ACNA, you are not.

This is consequential because, as Chrissy Stroop puts it in Religious Dispatches,

When you get right down to it, there’s really only one reason to be Anglican, as opposed to Episcopalian, in the United States, and that’s being well to the right of the mainline Episcopal Church, which is the main branch of the Anglican Communion in this country.


This fetish of church authority and discipline is a major theme of Warren’s own work, in which she tends to bring up LGBTQ issues and then quickly dismiss them, retreating to an emphasis on her uncritical commitment to “broad Christian orthodoxy,” as if that absolves her of choosing to hold objectively harmful views on sex, sexuality, and gender.

Read The New York Times adds a kinder, gentler anti-gay authoritarian Christian to its roster.



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And yet, she’s part of a province that’s in communion with and recognized by 80% of the world’s Anglicans. The center of the Anglican universe does not find its locus in England or the progressive West any more. It’s in Africa and the Global South and they are far more in step with the ACNA than TEC.

JoS. S. Laughon

This will be not be what some need to hear but a church is Anglican if it retains communion with Anglican churches, worships in the Anglican way & holds to Anglican doctrine/practice. ACNA fits this bill. The notion that one must be in communion with Canterbury or in the “Anglican Communion” is a 19th century invention. Furthermore such a definition is nowhere in the canons of any Anglican church whatsoever.

Clark Hendley

“Anglican” is misleading at best. I’m guessing the NYT did not come to her for a newsletter, but rather she pitched the idea to the NYT.

JoS. S. Laughon

Really can’t imagine thinking Episcopalians are somehow underrepresented in prestige East Coast media


I’ve read both her books and not once has she mentioned LGBTQ issues negatively or positively. I find her books helpful.

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