Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Gay rights and same-sex marriage will dominate C of E summer synod

From The Guardian-

The Church of England is to hold intensive discussions on homosexuality and same-sex marriage behind closed doors in an effort to overcome deep divisions and move towards a settled policy.

The July session of the synod, or general assembly, will spend two days in small groups and plenary sessions from which the media and public will be banned. Synod members will be urged to refrain from disclosing the content of discussions on social media.

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The issue of homosexuality and same-sex marriage has dominated the church for the past two decades. Despite the legalisation of gay marriage in the UK in 2014, the C of E refuses to perform same-sex wedding services in churches, saying that according to the Bible marriage is a union between one man and one woman. Gay clergy are also banned from marrying.

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