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Sunday, May 09, 2010

Anglicans: "go forth but don't multiply"

The General Synod of the Anglican Church in Australia is urging Christians to have fewer children, according to this story in the Sydney Morning Herald:
The Anglican Church wants Australians to have fewer children and has urged the federal government to scrap the baby bonus and cut immigration levels.

The General Synod of the Anglican Church has issued a warning that current rates of population growth are unsustainable and potentially out of step with church doctrine - including the eighth commandment "thou shall not steal", Fairfax newspapers say.

In a significant intervention, the Anglican Public Affairs Commission has also warned concerned Christians that remaining silent "is little different from supporting further overpopulation and ecological degradation".

Mark Steyn comments at The Corner:
The bone-crushingly stupid leadership of the Anglican Church says go forth but don't multiply. The future belongs to those who do, and the future is already here.


Alberta Girl said...

Just another reason why I don't go to the Anglican Church anymore.

Ever since they told us that we needed to accept personal responsiblity for the residential schools, I realized that it wasn't the church of my childhood.

Seems I was right.

L said...

Smart recipe for ensuring we return even more quickly to the 7th Century