Comments: Synod Questions about Civil Partnerships -3

Wow. The answer to question 48 is pure dynamite.

Posted by Craig Nelson at Monday, 8 July 2013 at 12:13am BST

Permit me to paraphrase the Bishop of Gloucester’s answer to Joanna Monckton’s Q 46: “We didn’t care about the opinions of the clergy and laity in 2005, so why should we give a fig about them in 2012?”

Posted by Lionel Deimel at Monday, 8 July 2013 at 1:09am BST

And Pope Francis wants to stand with the Church of England defending traditional marriage. What a hoot. You couldn't make this up if you wanted to.

Posted by robert ian williams at Monday, 8 July 2013 at 7:16am BST

A waste of space. I've been trying to get the bishops and others understand about lgbt from my own life perspective since before I was ordained 35 years ago.

Then found us a bit of dilemma before I was ordained - not to mention after - they realized we are'nt quite invisible. Nor was my partner's elderly bed-ridden mother who came to live with us, occasioning comment and consternation, as if this was a sin ! The sin is in being seen to be together and to matter greatly (significantly) to each other.

But the cruelty of treating two young men in twenties , and a lady of 98 was lost on them. We needed real support, not being subjected to scandalous gossip and censure.

Posted by Laurence at Monday, 8 July 2013 at 12:17pm BST

How can the Bishops say anything about the Church's teaching on human sexuality when it has none?

Posted by Martin Lawrence at Monday, 8 July 2013 at 1:30pm BST

"defending traditional marriage" -- but it could be argued that gay marriage is the best shot in the arm that traditional marriage has got for a long time.

Posted by Spirit of Vatican II at Tuesday, 9 July 2013 at 9:06am BST
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