Andrus named one of 50 most influential Anglicans

Posted on July 12, 2008

Britain's Telegraph newspaper has been using this week's lead-up to the Lambeth Conference to publish a list of the 50 most influential Anglicans. The list began listing numbers 41 - 50 on Wednesday, July 9th, and has included such notables as Integrity USA's president the Rev. Susan Russell, Titus 1:9 creator the Rev. Kendall Harmon, and Nigerian human rights activist Davis Mac-Iyalla.

The Rt. Rev. Marc Andrus comes in at number 19 on the list, just ahead of New Zealand's Dr. Jenny Te Paa and just following House of Deputies president Bonny Anderson. The Telegraph said of Andrus:

Bishop Andrus was one of those determined not to attend the Lambeth Conference if Bishop Gene Robinson was not invited, but was persuaded by Robinson to be a ‘voice at the table’.

He has been in the eye of the storm following the Californian Supreme Court decision to open up marriage to gay couples.

He welcomed the decision and urged churchgoers to oppose conservative moves to overturn the verdict. His pastoral guidelines to his clergy call on them to put gay and straight relationships on a par by encouraging all couples to get married first in a secular service and then being blessed in church services.

See the list here.