Amazing turn of events in Canterbury ...
Gays must change, says archbishop
Jonathan Wynne-Jones(Filed: 27/08/2006)
The archbishop of Canterbury has told homosexuals that they need to change their behaviour if they are to be welcomed into the church, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal.
Rowan Williams has distanced himself from his one-time liberal support of gay relationships and stressed that the tradition and teaching of the Church has in no way been altered by the Anglican Communion's consecration of its first openly homosexual bishop.
The declaration by the archbishop - rebutting the idea that homosexuals should be included in the church unconditionally - marks a significant development in the church's crisis over homosexuals. According to liberal and homosexual campaigners, it confirmed their fears that the archbishop has become increasingly conservative - and sparked accusations that he has performed an "astonishing" U-turn over the homosexual issue.
Liberals who had previously hailed his appointment said they are dismayed that he appears to have turned his back on an agenda that he previously championed.
I bolded the word "agenda" on purpose. Conservatives are accused of creating the "gay agenda" when in reality there are many gay centric agendas out there. One of these agenda's is right here right now: the redefinition and re-commissioning of the Church away from a redemptive gospel to a socially acceptable gospel. I am glad to see the Archbishop rethinking his views and holding to a truly redemptive view.