Sunday, January 26, 2014

Rescuing Pastoral Care From Revisionist Hijackers

By Julian Mann
Special to Virtueonline
Januray 26, 2014

The Church of England's Pilling Report into human sexuality, with its proposal that clergy be allowed to offer prayers for same-sex couples, has unquestionably legitimized the notion that being 'pastoral' towards LGBT people means affirming their chosen sexual behaviour. So there is now a crying need clearly to rescue 'pastoral care' from the postmodern, therapeutic, morally relativist conceptual framework of campaigning Anglican revisionists.

For example, theologically liberal political think tank, Ekklesia, has just a produced a response to Pilling called 'Edging towards accepting diversity', which asserts:

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