It's such a shame. In fact, it is a tragedy. South Africa was our greatest hope for a brief moment in time. Now the talking heads of both church and state are beginning to talk like politicians from any other "modern democracy."
Statement by the Synod of Bishops
of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa
We revisited the issue of pastoral standards for civil partnerships, recognizing that we are engaged in a long term process even though many of our people now face immediate pain, isolation, and loneliness. While circumstances vary from diocese to diocese, all of us are openly engaged in a process of listening and discernment. Several bishops presented feedback from their dioceses. Special thanks were afforded to Bishop Bethlehem and the Diocese of Port Elizabeth for their example in readily engaging so deeply and thoroughly with this pastoral reality. We reaffirm that all dioceses continue to observe only the orthodox teaching and pastoral practices long held by the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.
Yeah. We're listening but we ain't ever changing. Tuftiism at its finest.