Sunday, March 11, 2007

The Anglican Double Standard

Urgent Action Required – Let Your Voice be Heard

The Rev. Shawn Sanford Beck, Director of the Saskatoon Native Ministry is about to have his license removed by the Anglican Bishop of Saskatoon the Rt. Rev. Rodney Andrews. According to the Anglican Church Web News, this action was taken after Rev. Beck announced that he would marry gay couples. According to the report Bishop Andrews said that this was not a disciplinary action. It should be noted that an unlicensed priest is unable to perform baptisms or celebrate communion.

Our question then is how is Rev. Beck to earn a living as a priest.

Note the double standard being applied here. When Archbishop Finlay officiated at a gay wedding only his license to perform marriages was suspended and just for 3 months. Recently he served as chaplain to the Canadian House of Bishops Meeting. To our knowledge Rev. Beck has only said he will perform gay marriages and has lost his license as a priest.

The Rocky Mountain Center for Progressive Faith and Works Ltd. Commends Rev. Beck for standing up for his faith beliefs. We can all learn from Rev. Beck’s courage and faith in action.

Show your support for Rev. Beck by contacting him before March 31, 2007 at :

Saskatoon Native Ministry,
808 – 20th Street,
Saskatoon, SK S7M 0Y3

Please also consider supporting the Rocky Mountain Center for Progressive Faith and Works Ltd. As we seek to develop a resource center for clergy who are being treated unjustly. See the article about this program on this web page.

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