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Justin Welby Says 'Church Viewed Like Racists Over Homosexuality'
The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2/12/14 | John Bingham

Posted on 02/14/2014 7:11:13 AM PST by marshmallow

Archishop of Canterbury insists it is not ‘wishy-washy’ to accommodate people with different views as the Church of England grapples with homosexuality and women bishops

The Archbishop of Canterbury has told the Church of England it may have to accept changes many members do not like for the sake of unity – as it prepares for a battle over wedding-like blessing services for gay couples.

The Most Rev Justin Welby acknowledged that many Anglicans would view it as guilty of “betrayal” and even “apostasy” if it implements a landmark Church report which includes a recommendation to hold special services honouring same-sex relationships.

But he warned that others would see the Church as increasingly “irrelevant” and promoting attitudes “akin to racism” over its response.

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1 posted on 02/14/2014 7:11:13 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Not ‘wishy-washy’- just unBiblical and unChristian.....


2 posted on 02/14/2014 7:17:14 AM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: marshmallow

Are we now seeing the beginning signs of the great apostasy?

I believe we are.

My response is, “As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”


3 posted on 02/14/2014 7:18:49 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: marshmallow

So, God is raciss when He tells anyone who cares to listen that He forbids sexual immorality to such an extent that He cannot grant eternal life to anyone who practices it.

See Revelation 22:15


4 posted on 02/14/2014 7:23:47 AM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: marshmallow

Faggies rule!

Again..........


5 posted on 02/14/2014 7:26:37 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: marshmallow
"But he warned that others would see the Church as increasingly “irrelevant”"

The bible tells us the world will always find the church irrelevant. The Gospel is an offense to the world. Changing the Church or doctrine to accomodate the world is what Peter and Jude directed some of the harshest invective in scripture against. Just read Chapter 2 of 2 Peter.

6 posted on 02/14/2014 7:29:22 AM PST by circlecity
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To: marshmallow
But he warned that others would see the Church as increasingly “irrelevant” and promoting attitudes “akin to racism” over its response.

Actually, the opposite is true. The more the Church attempts to be "just like the rest of the world", the less relevant it becomes.

7 posted on 02/14/2014 7:38:40 AM PST by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: marshmallow

‘Not wishy-washy?” “In the name of unity?” hahaha, what kind of thinking is that? It will blow all the last few true believers totally out of the CofE.


8 posted on 02/14/2014 7:39:18 AM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: marshmallow
When a church leader speaks about "UNITY" you have to ask him "unified" in what? You have to remind the person that the "Tower of Babel" was built with "unity." There was a great spirit of unity with REBELLION against God! When someone shouts UNITY - we must have UNITY - you have to ALWAYS test the spirit of the call!

Are we unified in the Spirit of the Living God or are we unified in the spirit of man's rebellion against our Creator?

The church must focus like a laser on the health affects of sodomites! I do not know about other nations but our Center for Disease Control has explicit warnings about sodomy. The American Red Cross will not allow sodomites to donate blood! As long as these organizations can "discriminate" against sodomites then so should the church. The reason the sodomites will not picket these organizations and rail against them is that they know that it will expose the truth of their deathstyle. In the current stage of the pro-sodomy movement they are operating on people's emotions. They cannot allow the health effect facts to be presented. That is why the church should solely focus like a laser on the health effects of sodomy.

9 posted on 02/14/2014 8:08:15 AM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: marshmallow

Homosexuality is a disease just like alcoholism, drug addiction etc. I has to be dealt with the same way.


10 posted on 02/14/2014 8:35:54 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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