Comments: More supportive church reactions to same-sex marriage

"Stars in their crown" (the signatories/supporters), as my late mother used to say.

It's a very Christian thing to love Love. Mazel Tov! :-D

Posted by JCF at Sunday, 30 March 2014 at 12:31am GMT

Mr. Sadgrove of Durham's text is disappointing. LGBTs do not simply feel excluded from the church. They are--as a matter of fact, quadruple-locked, even.

Advice that basically says that once society changes the church will change is silly because the church is supposed to be in the job of moral leadership, which it fails to provide. What will he commit to as Dean of Durham to end the ongoing injustice against same-sex couples? Waiting for Godot is unacceptable.

He says those opposed to allowing same-sex couples to marry are not necessarily homophobic if their opposition is based on religious conviction. The effect remains the same that the church continues to commit an injustice against same-sex couples and their families by refusing to recognize them. Children of parents whose church refused to recognize their parents will probably want to have nothing to do with such an oppressive institution when they grow up. And right they would be.

That he recognizes that the moral position of the Church of England against marriage equality is wrong makes his quietism all the worse.

Gary Paul Gilbert

Posted by Gary Paul Gilbert at Tuesday, 1 April 2014 at 3:51am BST
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