Canadian Anglicans shock themselves vote down same-sex marriage

In order to pass, the resolution required two-thirds support from each of three orders — lay, clergy and bishops.

The bishops voted 68.42 per cent in favour of the resolution, and the lay delegates voted 72.22 per cent in favour. However, the clergy voted 66.23 per cent, just missing the percentage needed.

  • Peter Wales

    Holy fork! Was there an unexpected outbreak of decency and common sense?

    • I think they’re just bad at math.

      • El Martyachi

        Hopefully, otherwise pronouncing or writing “Anglican” could be construed as hate speech. In other news… this may be a moot point. Speaking of bad at math, this whole squaring-ssm-with-fluid-gender is some sorta boolean logic textbook problem.

      • Will Quest

        Uh-oh , there is going to be grinding, gnashing, & clenching of teeth in JUST-IN’s big-doll-house …. the alpha feminists of the liberal party are sharpening the knives as we speak …….they will have their revenge on these vile white male Christians of the church…….

      • AlanUK

        In what way? Seems correct, mathematically, to me. All three “houses” had to approve it by two thirds. The house of clergy vote did not reach two thirds (admittedly not by much!). Therefore the vote failed.

  • Exile1981

    Well I’m sure they will just hold a new vote.

    • BillyHW

      Why even bother with that. They will just rewrite the rules retroactively to make it go through.

    • Raymond Cameron

      They simply need to defrock a few priests who voted the wrong way…

    • AlanUK

      Standard policy in the EU.

  • PaulW

    Michael Coren is going to be cross … maybe he’ll pick a new religion (again).

    • BillyHW

      Worst day of his life, probably.

    • ontario john

      He has been speaking at a lot of united churches lately, maybe he will switch to them. It should be easy, they believe in every thing, including abortion, global warming scams, anti-Israel efforts, homosexual sex, and other leftist causes. And you don’t even have to believe in God.

  • dukestreet

    I hope they don’t re-vote on it. Presently, they are Biblically correct. Any other result, would definitely put the Anglican Church in the apostate church, which is being created as we speak. Check that your church teaches from the Bible. If it doesn’t, try to find one that does and make sure you check anything said or taught, with the Word of God.