Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The Episcopal row: perhaps the liberals didn’t win as much as had been thought
I suspect that the liberal/revisionist side wants to portray this debate as being about homosexuality (which it isn’t!) so that they can avoid having their feet held to the fire over the Authority of Scripture. The debate is really about the Authority of Scripture and the Interpretation of Scripture rather than any of the presenting symptoms — e.g. Ordination of Women, the over-relaxed attitude of TEC to divorce, etc.
Fr Peter Robinson

Of course the gay row is just another presenting symptom.

As I like to say it all really began with the ‘Reformation’ (some Eastern Orthodox would say it began with the Orthodox-Roman split) but more immediately with the acquittal of James Pike 40 years ago.

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