Skip to comments.Anglican Head Justin Welby to Discuss Christianity, Homophobia With Gay Rights Leader
Posted on 04/17/2013 7:12:32 PM PDT by marshmallow
Archbishop of Canterbury the Rt. Rev. Justin Welby is set to meet on Thursday with gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, who insists that Christians who are opposed to same-sex marriage are homophobic.
"I applaud the Archbishop's willingness to engage in dialogue all the more so because he comes from the conservative evangelical wing of the church," Tatchell said, according to San Diego Gay and Lesbian News. "I hope our meeting is not mere window-dressing and good PR for the church. I'm expecting more than tea and sympathy."
In response to a letter by Tatchell accusing the Anglican leader of being homophobic for supporting traditional marriage, Archbishop Welby replied: "Dear Mr Tatchell, Thank you for your very thoughtful letter. It requires much thought and the points it makes are powerful. I would like to explain what I think to you without the mediation of the press, and listen to you in return."
Welby recently said that his stance on gay relationships has been challenged by the love and commitment he has seen his gay friends display, but backed the official Anglican position that marriage is solely between a man and a woman.
"The Church of England holds very firmly, and continues to hold to the view, that marriage is a lifelong union of one man to one woman," Welby has said. "At the same time, at the heart of our understanding of what it is to be human is the essential dignity of the human being."
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Will they also discuss the Queers, hey that’s what they call themselves, Heterophobia?
Christ’s teachings consistently spoke of the consequences of sinful acts.This clown,if he was a *real* Christian,wouldn’t even accept the validity of the word homo “phobia”.
Who gives a red rats ass what some faggot named Tatchell wants to call normal people
Homophobia entails being frightend of Homo’s none of us are frightened by them just sickend by their perverted acts.
“Christians who are opposed to same-sex marriage are homophobic”
I’m not scared of fags.
Homophobic? No Peter, we’re just following the Bible.
I do not like the label homophobia. Irrational fear of “the same” or “alike”. No, when used it should say homosexualphobia.
Not real Christians alert!