Holy War!

Canadian Anglican Issues Pro-Gay Ultimatum

The Anglican Communion continues to feel the gay squeeze.

Things started getting messy in 2003 when the American upstarts in the Episcopal Church ordained openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson. The conservatives were none too happy and a number of congregations, including some here in the United States, decided to form an anti-gay alliance.

Things may get even more messy this week after a Canadian Bishop Cyrus Pitman firmly suggested that any clergy looking to secede from the Communion should take a hike: “I would expect any clergy involved in the network and working to the establishment of a parallel jurisdiction to the Anglican Church of Canada would do the honorable thing and resign their positions.”

Them’s fighting words – and trust there will be a fight.