Michael Coren is the first person to block me on Twitter. I’ve been a harsh critic of his. About four years ago, he endorsed homosexual “marriage” and started attending an Anglican Church since they take a more liberal approach to sodomy. Of course, the Anglicans of old would consider this to be full blown apostasy but rationality seems to go out the window for enemies of Jesus Christ.
Before his defection to King Henry’s Church, he had written books about Catholicism. In 2011, he published Why Catholics Are Right, in 2012 he published Heresy: Ten Lies They Spread About Christianity, and in 2013 he published The Future of Catholicism. Only months after the last of these was published, did he start attending an Anglican Church. It all started with his views on homosexuality. Four years later, he’s become a full blown apostate and socialist. Although he’s a Protestant, he’s a heretic by most Protestant standards. The arguments he uses are so bad. They can all be refuted by reading his old books.
Even after his collapse on homosexuality, he was still moderately conservative in other ways. He remained pro-life throughout 2014 and even had Stephanie Gray come on his show to discuss life issues. In 2015 he seemed to adopt the “safe, legal, and rare” position and it has only gotten worse since then. He now accuses pro-life people of worshipping the “Fetus God”.
Here is what I think happened with him. When he collapsed on homosexuality in late 2013 or early 2014 he remained strong on all other issues. He thought that he could remain the top Christian conservative voice in the country. He felt entitled to this position but people in that circle no longer wanted to associate with him due to his endorsement of sodomy. He then went to the moderate Catholic and Protestant groups. This included the moderate Catholic newspaper, The Prairie Messenger and the moderate Protestant television show, 100 Huntley Street. By this time he had become increasingly more leftist and was let go by both of those organizations. Around this time, it came out that he had left the Catholic Church for Anglicanism. This only made things worse.
In November 2015, an article was published in the UC Observer talking about his conversion to Anglicanism. It can be found here:
It talks about his conversion and mentions his aspirations to become an Anglican Clergyman. The article says:
The new Coren is even considering becoming an ordained Anglican priest. (He was accepted to seminary, but deferred for a year. His book Epiphany: A Christian’s Change of Heart and Mind Over Same-Sex Marriage is due to be published next spring.)
Judging by this statement, he had originally planned to attend seminary in September 2015. He most likely applied after he was “outed” a few months prior. This would mean that he had been an Anglican for less than two years when he applied for seminary and for most of that time, he was still lying to the public by masquerading as a Catholic. In fact, in the following interview below, he was asked why he never made his conversion public. He answered that he thought religion was a private matter. That’s so ridiculous. If Michael Coren made his career writing about gardening, his religion would be a private matter. Since he talks and writes about religion all the time for his career, he has a moral duty to inform his readers of a conversion to a different faith. Here is the interview:
In the November 2015 article that I posted it says:
Bell persisted, and Coren soon began confiding in her about his struggle, his hungering to refocus his Christianity around love.
Throughout 2016 and 2017, love is the last thing that he’s shown to the Conservative Christian world. In the last two years, he’s sunken even deeper into apostasy. He was rejected by conservative Christians, then by moderate ones and now makes company with the enemies of the Christian faith.
Do I expect Coren to die an Anglican? Probably not. He was raised as a secular Jew, converted to Catholicism in the 80’s, left Catholicism for Evangelicalism in the 90’s for a few years before returning to Catholicism, then became Anglican in 2014. He’s had quite a journey. Certainly more of a journey than Rod Dreher.
I think now he feels it is his duty to preach against Traditional Christianity until the end of his days. I actually think that’s one of the reasons why he’s becoming a clergyman. He wants to use his pulpit as a platform to attack the Conservative Christians who he thought betrayed him after he changed his views on homosexuality. It’s not about “love” but about hatred and revenge.
I feel sorry for him deep down. I can tell that he’s very confused. He’s always welcome back in the Catholic Church if he repents of his heresies. I don’t think it’s likely but God can do anything.