The No Anglican Covenant Coalition today announced that Marilyn McCord Adams, Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, has been appointed as the Covenant’s fourth Patron. The Coalition’s news release can be read here. An excerpt:
“The proposed Anglican Covenant was conceived in moral indignation and pursued with disciplinary intent,” according to Professor McCord Adams. “Its global gate-keeping mechanisms would put a damper on the gospel agenda, which conscientious Anglicans should find intolerable. The Covenant is based on an alien ecclesiology, which thoughtful Anglicans have every reason to reject.”Coalition Patrons bring special expertise and influence to the effort to prevent the radical change to the Anglican Communion inherent in the proposed Anglican Covenant.
Professor McCord Adams is the second academic and the first American to become a No Anglican Covenant Coalition Patron.