Skip to comments.LGBT Leaders Threaten to Quit Church [of England] Dialogue Unless Bishops Support Gay Marriage
Posted on 11/28/2020 5:11:39 PM PST by marshmallow
LGBT leaders and supporters in the Church of England are threatening a mass walkout from a recently-launched discussion process about sexual issues unless bishops give an urgent guarantee to support the marriage of same-sex partners in church.
The warning was issued in a joint letter sent to 34 bishops "known to be supporters of LGBTIQ+ people", among them the Archbishop of York and the Bishops of Oxford, Manchester, Leeds, Dover and Liverpool.
The letter was sent by Jeremy Timm, former chair of Changing Attitude England, and co-signed by a number of LGBT clergy and supporters, including Rev Colin Coward, founder of Changing Attitude England, the Very Rev Michael Sadgrove, Dean Emeritus of Durham, and Canon Jeremy Pemberton who previously brought a failed discrimination case against the Church of England over its same-sex marriage stance.
The signers say they will abandon the Living in Love and Faith (LLF) discussions set for 2021 unless the bishops make a public declaration in support of LGBT equality in the Church.
"We need to know whether you are able to express public support for the full equality of LGBTIQ+ people in ministry and relationship in the Church of England," they write.
"This includes permitting those going forward to selection for ministry and for licensed Readers and clergy to marry same-sex partners and to conduct same-sex marriages in church and bless marriages and civil partnerships with the same parameters applying to opposite sex marriages.
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The proper response to this threat is, “Well, bye.”
Bye, we’ll pray for you.
>>and bless marriages and civil partnerships
If “marriage” exists, why even recognize civil “partnerships” in the church?
How about celebrating the unmarried couples who’ve shacked up for 2 years?
This is an easy one.
Then leave. You have no place in the church if you are going to insist on continuing to flaunt your sin. But since this is the Church of England, Ichabod.
Wow. When a bunch of perverts starts to make demands on a venerable religious institution, Satan can’t be far behind.
Well, I was going to say “Phuck M”, but that would be redundant. :-)
Buh bye! Go ahead and start your own LGBTQIABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ “church.”
It would be a good thing if all unrepentant sodomites departed, and thereby ceased to infect the Body of Christ.
“...known to be supporters of LGBTIQ+”
It reminds me of when “Hotlips” threatened to resign her Commission.
It makes as much sense as bank robbers threatening to stop robbing banks unless their right to rob banks is recognized.
The “I” is supposed to stand for “intersex”, which is supposed to almost be a synonym for “hermaphrodite” but also has other meanings outside that (such as hormonal and genetic abnormalities).
The homosexualists thinking they have a claim on this condition is a false notion.
Their whole point is to destroy religion and be worshiped because they are "special".
And [the devil] saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.— Matthew 4:9-10
Well bye, boys.
Don’t let the door hit ya, where your boyfriend split ya.
Anglicans: your church is rooted in cultural relativism. Do what John Henry Newman did: cross the Tiber.
Right into the loving arms of the homosexual, pedophile infiltrated Catholic religion currently being run by the False Prophet?
Talk about going from the frying pan into the fire.
The Catholic religion is the last place to go if one wishes to avoid homosexual sin.
Please, just go...
I thought they already did all that several years ago.
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