The Spirit of the Reformation is alive and well in certain corners of the world. One wouldn’t necessarily assume that Reformation Spirit is alive in the corner of the world known as Anglicanism, but apparently the fires haven’t completely blown out. An Anglican clergy member, who at first remained anonymous, has come out as the culprit who posted the protest letter against LGBT inclusion to five cathedral doors.
Pulpit & Pen posted a video of JD Hall nailing the Second London Baptist Confession (1689) to the Cathedral of Saint Helena, and encouraged people to join in the practice during the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. This was received with much wailing and gnashing of teeth, accompanied by accusations of vandalism. Thankfully, many have taken up the protest and continued to send the not-so-subtle message that Protestants are still doing what Protestants do. Reverend Stephen Rae, the vicar of St. James Church, has received major media attention for posting his own protest letters.
His letter reads, “This building that stands sentinel over the Church of England has been a symbol of Anglican leadership with, perhaps, the greatest global reach for centuries. Now it has become synonymous with abdication and dereliction of duty; it stands accused as a distracted and negligent parent that has abandoned its children…We are not merely to assert biblical truth. We who have been entrusted with the precious gospel that speaks life into the hearts of wretched sinners are also called to drive away anything that would lead the flock away and into judgment.”
You can read his full letter of protest here.
The Anglican church has repeatedly affirmed the LGBTQXYZLMNOP movement, with one church – which thankfully received a protest letter – recently having an “LGBTQ+ Eucharist Service,” as seen below.
Churches that received the attached protest letter include Southwork Cathedral (whose bishop raised LGBTQXYZLMNOP individuals to positions of leadership), Saint Paul’s Cathedral (which has an LGBTQXYZLMNOP ministry named “integrity” and whose pastor said the Church of England should embrace sodomite clergy), Hereford Cathedral (whose pastor just last month said the church should create liturgical orders for LGBTQXYLMNOP civil unions), Rochester Cathedral (above) and Canterbury Cathedral (which called for “radical inclusion” of the LGBTQXYZLMNOP in February).
Good for them.
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