Friday, January 27, 2017

The Church of England still does not recognize same-sex marriage

The Church of England uphold their view that marriage should be between a man and a woman.

In a new report they added that there was still “little support for changing the Church of England’s teaching on marriage”.

The House of Bishops came to this conclusion after two years of discussions.

It’s a view that will continue to frustrate gay rights campaigners and risks the Church being further alienated from modern society’s views and attitudes.

However, despite refusing to lift their opposition on same-sex marriage, the Church did acknowledge that it needs to “repent on the homophobic attitudes” it has previously had.

What’s more, they advise that church law and guidance should be interpreted to provide maximum freedom for LGBT people.

Remember that three years ago the Church of England announced that wouldn't oppose to same-sex marriage bill for England and Wales because the large majorities expressed by both Houses of Parliament.

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