Leave Canon 21 alone

Published March 31, 2015

Re: Don’t change canon, says commission (Feb. 2015, p. 1). It never fails to amuse me that the amount of time wasted about proposed changes to Canon 21 is usually directly proportional to ridiculous rainbow flag waving self-perceived injustices in Canadian society today.

Of course Canon 21 should remain untouched by the bleating of gay/lesbian clergy and laity, and other adherents of ex-Bishop John Spong of the Episcopal branch.

Should this particular canon be changed, they might as well just close the doors and reopen (after some tasteful redecorating, of course) and re-dub the Anglican Church of Canada to “The church of what’s happening now.”

Heck, even Elton John has been overheard as saying that “all” religions should be banned.

It makes much more sense to leave Canon 21 alone, and for the Anglican Church of Canada to quit wasting so much valuable time trying to fit a round peg into a square hole, or vice versa.

D. Gordon McKillop


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