Tuesday, January 21, 2014

CHURCH OF ENGLAND: TAKE ACTION: Ask the Bishops to stand up for marriage

Christian Concern
January 21, 2014

On 28th November 2013, the Church of England published a crucial report by the House of Bishops Working Group on Sexuality (Pilling Report), outlining its recommendations for the recognition of same-sex relationships by the CofE.

The Report suggests that, while the Church of England should not change its official teaching on marriage and sexuality, it should enter into a period of "facilitated conversions" to allow local clergy to bless same sex partnerships informally, using unauthorised liturgies.

However, to allow informal blessings of same-sex relationships, while claiming not to change the church's teaching, would in practice and in fact, change the church's traditional teaching on the issue.

Read the full story at www.VirtueOnline.org

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