In a Religious News Service op-ed Tom Ehrich responds to the reflections of the Archbishop of Canterbury:
Now that the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has slapped my church’s wrists for refusing to marginalize gays and has threatened to have us become second-class citizens in the Anglican Communion, I say this to Archbishop Williams:
The Episcopal Church has a life. Not a perfect life. In fact, a messy one, a life that could be more than it is. But we do have a life.
That life preceded the formation of the Anglican Communion. That life will survive our being marginalized within the Anglican Communion.
There’s nothing we do in our congregations that depends on the Anglican Communion. You have become a weapon in a siege war being waged by a minority who has been resisting change in the Episcopal Church for 50 years.
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