Church Of England To Reconsider Gay Unions, Clergy

  • metta

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    Jul 02, 2011 2:26 AM GMT
    Church Of England To Reconsider Gay Unions, Clergy

    http://www.ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=8820&MediaType=1&Category=24
  • squash4dave

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    Jul 02, 2011 4:44 AM GMT
    I'll hold off on my judgment until after they make their final proclamation. But, at least they're considering a change.
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  • tazzari

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    Jul 02, 2011 11:14 PM GMT
    it's water-treading - nothing will come of it.

    “To avoid pre-empting the outcome of the review the House has concluded that clergy in civil partnerships should not, at present, be nominated for episcopal appointment,” the bishops wrote.

    Note the "not at present".

    The review of gay clergy would be completed next year, while a broader look at the church's stance on homosexuality is to be completed in 2 years.

    They have been "studying" this issue since 1998.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Jul 03, 2011 12:11 AM GMT
    Why do you not have a bf? Why are you occupying your time with these silly posts? You're a cute guy. Turn off your computer and go find a bloke at a loca bar!
  • eastony

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    Jul 07, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
    While the Church of England continues to fall behind the rest of the Anglican
    World, the Episcopal Church (Church of England in America) has gay bishops who've served well and are nearly ready to retire after many years of service...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/07/us/07bishop.html
  • tazzari

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    Jul 07, 2011 4:58 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]eastony said[/cite]While the Church of England continues to fall behind the rest of the Anglican
    World, the Episcopal Church (Church of England in America) has gay bishops who've served well and are nearly ready to retire after many years of service...

    The C of E has no woman bishops, either. But I'm not sure one can say that the C of E falls behind the rest of the Anglican world, when we see the ultra-conservative policies and attitudes of many of the Third World Anglican churches. The Episcopal Church and the Church of Canada are way out in front in terms of inclusion.