Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Church in Wales urged to rethink rejection of gay candidate for bishop

From The Guardian-

The Church in Wales has been urged to reconsider its decision to exclude a senior gay clergyman from its appointments process for the next bishop of Llandaff amid accusations of homophobia.

The chapter of St Albans Cathedral, where Jeffrey John is dean, said on Monday that “the fact that it appears Jeffrey’s sexuality and civil partnership have been used against him in the selection process is wholly wrong, and it is only right that the bishops in Wales review the process before making an appointment”.

It also said that John was “a highly respected and much loved leader of our flourishing and inclusive cathedral, the oldest site of Christian worship in Britain”. Its statement was issued without the dean’s involvement, said the chapter.


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