Friday, December 11, 2009

Facebook Group passes 3000 member mark

Our Facebook Group -- "Anglicans who want to see THIS statement from Canterbury" -- passed the 3000 member mark last night, and has gotten some more "earned media" press in something called "The Christian Post:"

Anglican Head Pressed to Stand Against Uganda's Anti-Gay Bill

Over 3,000 Anglicans are lobbying for the head of the worldwide Anglican Communion to retract a recent statement he made on the election of The Episcopal Church’s second openly gay bishop.

“The Archbishop of Canterbury has failed to exercise moral leadership to protect gays & lesbians in Uganda and has instead exercised political pressure to attack a bishop-elect in Los Angeles because she is a lesbian,” state the members of the Facebook group “Anglicans who want THIS statement from Canterbury,” which has recruited over 3,000 people since it was created this past Tuesday.

“As Anglicans who treasure their Communion and expect more from their Archbishop, in the Advent spirit of John the Baptist's cry to the religious leaders of his time, we call on Rowan Williams to repent of his earlier statement and issue this one instead,” they add before offering a three-paragraph statement addressing the "lack of outrage ... by the Church of Uganda" regarding the punishments included in the country's contentious Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

On Saturday, the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles paved the way for the Rev. Canon Mary Glasspool to become the second openly gay bishop in The Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion by electing her to the office of bishop suffragan after a seventh round of voting.

Read the rest here.

1 comment:

Kay & Sarah said...

Woooo Hooooo!