Rowan Willimas signed this? Were pigs seen flying over Lambuth Palace as well?
“This would entail the cutting of ties between Church and state that have lasted for nearly 500 years, threatening a series of major consequences.”
Actually, that might be a good thing for the UK. The US certainly benefited from not having a state church that everyone was a member of whether he likes it or not.
Perhaps this is of God after all - it is so strange to see the Anglicans taking a stand FOR marriage. Its been nearly a century since the Anglicans began their steady trajectory AGAINST marriage with the Lambeth approval of contraception.
Perhaps this will cause the schism to close.
Very interesting. Rowan Williams was in favor of homosexual bishops when he was first appointed with the support of gay activist Tony Blair.
He drew back from that position after it caused a severe crisis and the gay bishop in question stepped down.
But does he really mean it now? We can only hope.
Astounding to here Rowan Williams make this case. Has he converted to Christianity?
Astounding to hear Rowan Williams make this case. Has he converted to Christianity?
Where is it given that Church and State are joined together ... in any way?
First amendment indicates that church and state are not associated.
I guess the fear of a further fractured Anglican Communion and disestablishment of the national church moved His Grace to do the right thing. For whatever reason he signed, I am thankful he did.
Two can play the redefinition game.
They will charge and arrest Christian priests and pastors, Jewish Rabbis for not marrying homosexuals. They will close down churches and synagogues that fail to comply. People will lose their jobs and livlihoods for simply voicing their opinion on the matter. Of course, they won’t have the same problem with immams and mosques for some reason. Funny how that works. Kind of like what Jesus said, about a kingdom divided against itself not standing...
“The Churchs protest is based on legal opinions saying that under European human rights law, marriage must be equally open to everyone.”
What gripes me is that marriage is already equally open to everyone. The same restrictions/rights apply to all, no matter what their sexual orientation. What the proponents want is something new.
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