WINNIPEG, June 24 – The Zacchaeus Fellowship is deeply
disappointed that the Anglican Church of Canada has today approved the
blessing of same-sex sexual relationships.
Today’s resolution has often been promoted in the name of gay and
lesbian people’s sharing in the universal human need for love and
acceptance. However, many individuals who experience same-sex desires
and share this need for acceptance as persons still expect the church
to support them with sound teaching as they struggle against sexual
temptations. Today’s approval of Resolution A186 betrays their trust.
Despite the ACC’s disheartening departure from the foundations upon
which the Anglican Church was built, the Zacchaeus Fellowship will
continue to offer itself as a resource to the church. We intend to
continue reaching out pastorally with a voice of hope for those “silent
sufferers” whose unwanted same-sex attractions are faced in isolation.
Sadly, we can now expect their already trying situation to be
compounded by pressure upon them to acquiesce in the ACC’s adoption of
values hostile to Christian truth.
About The Zacchaeus Fellowship:
The Zacchaeus Fellowship (www.zacchaeus.ca) is a fellowship of men and
women in the Anglican Church of Canada who hold to the church’s
traditional view on sexuality in the face of former or current
experience of significant same-sex attraction. The Zacchaeus Fellowship
was founded in 2004 and has members across the country.
to arrange an interview with
Rev. C. Dawn McDonald, Chair, or
Rev. Dr. Don Alcock, Vice Chair