Friday, April 04, 2014

Anglican Bishop to Gay Clergy: Come Out
Church of England Bishop Alan Wilson wants gay clergy to come out
Reportedly there are 13 gay bishops in the Church of England

By Michael O'Loughlin
April 4, 2014

Now that same-sex marriage is legal in the U.K., one Church of England bishop has some advice for gay clergy: come out.

Bishop Alan Wilson said he believes "there are 13 gay bishops in the Church of England," according to a story from Religion News Service.

The Church of England will not perform same-sex weddings, per the compromise struck with lawmakers to pass marriage equality there.

According to RNS, Wilson, who is married to a woman, is relying on comments made by Rev. Colin Coward, the head of Changing Attitude, a pro-LGBT organization in the U.K. Coward wrote, “I would confidently name 13 bishops (in the Church of England) as being gay, meaning 10 percent of bishops in England are gay. How any of the 13 live with themselves, their inner world of truth, I can’t imagine.”

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