BREAKING: Australian Anglican Appellate Tribunal to consider ACNA Consecration Participation

In a move that will clearly exacerbate tensions in the Anglican Church of Australia, the Primate (Archbishop Philip Freier) has referred to the Appellate Tribunal a number of questions concerning the recent attendance by Archbishop Glenn Davies of Sydney and Bishop Richard Condie of Tasmania at the recent ACNA consecration. Bishop Gary Nelson, of North […]

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Not All Equality is Equal

One of the central mantras of the campaign to redefine marriage is that it’s all about “equality”. We hear the language of “equal marriage”, “marriage equality” and even the claim that homosexuals are, somehow, “second-class citizens”. What are we to make of this claim? I think the key is to establish quite what proponents have […]

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Diocese of Newcastle highlights “fabulous Pride Mass”

In it’s latest “this week around the Diocese” the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle in NSW draws our attention to a “fabulous Pride Mass”:   Regular readers of davidould.net will recognise Archdeacon Rod Bower of Gosford who attended the mass outside his own archdeaconery and preached. Also pictured with the Ven. Bower are Jane Trigg who […]

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Statistics? What Statistics? Or why image is everything in the same-sex “debate”

One of the most difficult areas to address in Australia’s revitalised debate on same-sex marriage (coming ahead of a plebiscite to be held later this year) is the thorny issue of what the facts actually are. As just one example Murray Campbell raises some very pertinent questions about the Safe Schools programme which seeks to indoctrinate […]

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Media Statement by Bishop Thompson Increases Tensions

Bishop Greg Thompson has issued a media statement following on from yesterday’s story: [scribd id=300215696 key=key-AOqCl4CsvHibDlEKlVlK mode=scroll] Some initial reactions: He presents his diocese as having a uniform understanding on matters with no sense by many I’ve spoken to that the statement values or respects the evangelicals or Catholics in his diocese. He conflates the topics […]

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Bishop of Newcastle, Greg Thompson, Openly Brands Sydney Diocese and Archbishop as “Divisive”

In an article, that the more I look at it the more I think is a huge moment in our national church life, the Bishop of Newcastle Greg Thompson has branded both the Diocese of Sydney and its Archbishop Glenn Davies as “divisive”. FRACTURES in the Australian Anglican Church on the issue of gay clergy […]

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