US Anglican Church overturns moratorium on same-sex blessings and ordination of gay bishops
The Archbishop of Canterbury told General Synod today that he 'regrets' the decision by The Episcopal Church house of deputies to overturn the moratorium on the ordination of gay bishops. At the same time, the Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori has warned the Church of England that it should not recognise the new Anglican Church in North America, arguing 'schism is not a Christian act.' And just minutes ago, as The Lead reports, TEC has taken a significant step towards overturning the moratorium on same-sex blessings as well.
It's not a done deal yet, however;
Responding to a question by Chris Sugden of Anglican Mainstream, Dr Williams said: 'As for eneral Convention it remains to be seen I think whether the vote of the House of Deputies will be endorsed by the House of Bishops. If the House of Bishops chooses to block then the moratorium remains.