Church of England bishops refuse to allow same-sex marriages
The Church of England will refuse to allow same-sex couples to get married in its churches under proposals set out on Wednesday in which the centuries-old institution said it would stick to its teaching that marriage is between a man and a woman.
As it should be, and in all churches of all faiths.
Under the proposals, same-sex couples could have a service in which there would be “prayers of dedication, thanksgiving or for God’s blessing on the couple” in church after a civil marriage.
Love the person/sinner, but not the SIN.
“I am under no illusions that what we are proposing today will appear to go too far for some and not nearly far enough for others, but it is my hope that what we have agreed will be received in a spirit of generosity, seeking the common good,” said Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The promotion of SIN is something any church should be opposed to.
Separately, Church of England bishops will be issuing an apology later this week to LGBTQI+ people for the “rejection, exclusion and hostility” they have faced in churches, according to the statement.
The faithful should REJECT sin, REJECT people breaking God’s Ten Commandments (aka The Sin of Adultery).
The Church of England, which was founded in 1534, has been divided for years on how to deal with same-sex marriages, with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists fighting for the same rights as heterosexual Christians.
Everyone has the same right…. to NOT commit sins, be sorrowful for your sinful acts, and asking GOD for forgiveness.
I REJECT the demands to openly SIN, and in GOD’S house of worship.