Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Bishop Nazir-Ali Critiques House of Bishops Guidance on Same-Sex Marriage
Statement is about same-sex marriage not same-sex relationships, says bishop

By Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali
February 19, 2103

As is usual these days, there has been quite a lot of instant comment on the House of Bishops Pastoral Guidance on Same-Sex Marriage. There has been both unnecessary pessimism and optimistic wishful thinking, even from seasoned commentators.

Having given some thought to the issues raised by the Bishops' statement, the following observations may be in order:-

i) We should be fully aware that this statement is about same-sex marriage not about same-sex relationships as such. On the latter, in the light of the Pilling Report, the Bishops may well end up taking a different line.

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