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Toronto Anglican Bishop Kevin Robertson marries his homosexual partner in cathedral

Toronto Anglican Bishop Kevin Robertson marries his homosexual partner in cathedral
Bishop Robertson (left) with Mohan Sharma and Bishop Susan Bell of the Diocese of Niagara (Photo)

By David W. Virtue, DD
www.virtueonline.org
December 31, 2018

Toronto Bishop Kevin Robertson was married recently at St. James Cathedral. The Diocese of Niagara's Bishop Susan Bell presided, extinguishing any glimmer of hope that Bell would depart from the radically liberal agenda of her predecessor, Michael Bird, writes Canadian blogger, David of Samizdat.

"The Anglican Church of Canada will not officially perform homosexual marriages until the final vote to change the marriage canon takes place at the 2019 general synod. The fact that Robertson has ignored that detail confirms that, whichever way it goes, the 2019 vote will be as far removed from meaning anything as the ACoC is from Christianity," writes David.

An official announcement from the cathedral said this: "The Diocese of Toronto congratulates Bishop Kevin Robertson and Mr. Mohan Sharma, who were married today at St. James Cathedral in the presence of their two children, their families and many friends, including Archbishop Colin Johnson and Bishop Andrew Asbil. We wish them much joy in their marriage."

(Bishop Kevin and Mohan, who have been a couple since 2009, had their relationship blessed in 2016 according to the Pastoral Guidelines of the Diocese of Toronto and are now married under the marriage provision of the same guidelines.)

This "marriage" will only confirm in the minds of the Global South and GAFCON primates that the Anglican Church of Canada is willing to tread the same pathway The Episcopal Church is treading regarding sexuality issues. It is another reason why GAFCON bishops will not attend Lambeth 2020, despite calls for reconciliation and "good disagreement" by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

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