Washington D.C., Oct 18, 2004 / 22:00 pm
The Anglican Communion Network and the American Anglican Council are deeply saddened that within minutes of the Windsor Report’s release, the primate of the Episcopal Church in the U.S. had rejected its core presupposition, that is, the church’s traditional teaching on human sexuality.
Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church Frank Griswold has expressed "regret" that the appointment of a homosexual bishop has threatened to split the worldwide Anglican Church. But he did not apologize as called for in the Windsor Report. He confirmed that the trend is unstoppable within the Episcopalian Church in the United States.
The report called on the 50 bishops, who attended the episcopal ordination of openly homosexual clergyman Gene Robinson to the New Hampshire Diocese, to apologize. It also called for a moratorium on the consecration of homosexual candidates.
The report, produced by the Lambeth Commission, demanded an explanation from the Anglican Church in the U.S., known as Episcopalian, about "how a person living in a same gender union may be considered eligible to lead the flock of Christ." Scripture must be used to back up the explanation, it said.