The dilemma of the archbishop

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How will the archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams handle the issue of homosexuality in the Anglican Communion? Paul Elie gives a glimpse into Williams’s approach to the issue in The Atlantic.

Moneyquote: “At a time when Christianity is twisted into a pretzel over the issue of homosexuality, Rowan Williams-alone among the top Christian leaders-is trying to carry on a conversation about it. His approach has been quixotic, at times baffling. But the long-term goal seems clear: to enable the church he leads to become fully open to gays and lesbians without breaking apart.”

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