Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Australia's Anglican hierarchy divided over marriage equality plebiscite

From The Guardian-

The Anglican church’s senior clergy are split on whether to support the federal government’s planned marriage equality plebiscite, with five bishops writing to the prime minister urging him to reconsider the plan.

The correspondence contrasts with the personal view of the head of the Anglican church, Melbourne archbishop Philip Freier, who wrote in support of the plebiscite last week.

In one letter sent on Thursday the bishop of Wangaratta, John Parkes, said the plebiscite would be “divisive and cause unnecessary harm to members of the Australian community”.

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