With the clock
ticking before the Episcopal Church's triennial
convention, 900 clergy members have signed a petition urging
bishops to "repent" for the church's liberal view of
homosexuality. The Religion News Service reports that
the petition will be presented to the Episcopal house
of bishops before the convention, which is set to begin
on June 13.
The petition asks the Episcopal Church to "fully
endorse" a report calling on U.S. bishops to express
regret for electing openly gay Gene Robinson as bishop
and to issue a moratorium on blessing same-sex unions
and ordaining any more gay clergy. The Episcopal Church is
the U.S. branch of the Worldwide Anglican Communion,
which may be on the verge of a schism over the
The spiritual head of the Anglican Church,
Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, has said that
if the Episcopal Church agrees to "repent" for its
past behavior, he thinks the "fragile unity" within
the worldwide Anglican faith can hold up. (Sirius OutQ
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