Bruce Garner, president of Integrity USA, writes “An open letter to those concerned about the impact of the decisions reached at the recent meeting of the Primates of the Anglican Communion at Canterbury England”:
So, let’s talk amongst ourselves. What does the statement of the Primates call on us to do? Aside from our response to their statement, there is more for us to do as members of Integrity, as members of The Episcopal Church, and as followers of Jesus Christ.
The Primates issued their statement with its “consequences” outlined therein. As you are aware, we, Integrity USA, responded with what was, for all practical purposes, a somewhat “political” response/portion of the discussion. Yet we have a more important discussion: the pastoral implications and needs for ourselves and others.
What will we do to provide pastoral support to each other and to our sisters and brothers in less hospitable provinces of the Anglican Communion?
We will continue to “Love one another as I have loved you.”
We will continue to “Forgive your enemies and those who hate you.”
We will continue to “Forgive 70 times 7.”
Why will we do these things? These are the words Jesus spoke to His followers. Jesus calls us over this tumult.