Monday, July 10, 2006

You gotta love those Nigerian Anglican Bishops

The Archibishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, recently proposed a two-tier system of church membership in the Anglican Communion -- the idea being that full and partial membership could save the Communion from schism. Anglican bishops in Nigeria responded this week. The Church of Nigeria is Africa's largest Anglican church, with an estimated 17.5 million members, according to the BBC:

In their statement, posted on two websites, the Nigerian bishops commend Dr Williams' idea as “brilliant as the heartbeat of a leader who wants to preserve the unity of the Church by accommodating every shred of opinion no matter how unbiblical.”

In that single sentence they've summed up the Gospel of Inclusivism pervading Anglicanism, the ECUSA, the Presbyterians, the ELCA, and proto-schismatic sectors of the Catholic Church championed by voices like those of Call to Action, Voice of the Faithful, Dignity, and all those despisers of Trent enamored of the "Spirit" of Vatican II.

[Hat tip to Christopher]

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