Canada's Executive Council Recommends Blessings
According to the Post, Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, head of the Canadian church and one who favours same-sex blessings, said he recognized the possibility of an Anglican schism.
"Of course I do," he told Reuters on Monday. "It's a real risk."
According to the Post, the Council's decision, reached this past Sunday, "strengthens the alignment of the Anglican Church of Canada with the U.S. Episcopal Church against attempts by the broader Anglican Communion to fight same-sex marriage and the ordination of homosexual clergy."
This could be; but proposing the resolution means the Synod will simply be considering the resolution. It may vote it down. Of course, there are no doubt some who view even a proposed resolution as an affront.
An analogous sentiment is apparent in parts of the Episcopal Church as well, and not just towards same-sex blessings. After the General Convention last June passed B033 with its "manner of life language" some dioceses nominated openly gay clergy to be bishops. Some in the Episcopal Church viewed just their nomination as a violation of B033.