Sunday, June 03, 2007

Free Love Anglican Style

One of the Church of England's most senior women clerics has quit her job after becoming pregnant while unmarried. The Rev Dr Emma Loveridge stepped down as principal adviser to the Archbishop of York [Dr John Sentamu] after only 13 months in the post.

Her pregnancy comes as the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has spoken out strongly in favour of marriage and married families in recent months. Along with Dr Sentamu, he has been trying to deal with the worldwide Anglican split over sexual morality.

Dr Loveridge … is associated with the 'open evangelical' wing of the Church of England. Open evangelicals broadly believe in the importance of Biblical teaching and the spread of the Gospel while rejecting conservative views of traditional morality.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...
Bishops at the Church of England have drafted a "rule book" of traditional beliefs that would force out those unwilling to abide by them. The proposals call for a "narrower definition of Anglican belief" and ... also strongly discourage the Anglican community and clergy from pursuing liberal politics.


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