Church of England
The Global South Primates (GSP) has claimed the Anglican Communion lacks moral authority, is dysfunctional and has yielded to secularism.
In its communiqué, which followed the GSP’s visit toChinain September, the group said: ‘It grieves us deeply to observe many Anglican churches in the West yielding to secular pressure to allow unacceptable practices in the name of human rights and equality.
‘Beginning with the undermining of scriptural authority and two millennia of church tradition, the erosion of orthodoxy has gone as far as the ordination and consecration of active gay and lesbian clergy and bishops, and the development of liturgies for same-sex marriage’.
As reported on the Global South Anglican website, the GSP also wrote: ‘We are wholeheartedly committed to the unity of Anglican Communion and recognise the importance of the historic See of Canterbury.
‘Sadly, however, the Anglican Communion’s Instruments of Unity have become dysfunctional and no longer have the ecclesial and moral authority to hold the Communion together.
‘Many members from the Global South can no longer with good conscience attend various meetings, as issues aggravating and tearing the fabric of the Communion are being ignored’.