Christians should 'repent' over past treatment of gays, says Archbishop: Welby says historic support of homophobia was 'utterly and totally wrong'

  • metta

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    Sep 01, 2013 5:35 PM GMT
    Christians should 'repent' over past treatment of gays, says Archbishop: Welby says historic support of homophobia was 'utterly and totally wrong'



    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2405101/Christians-repent-past-treatment-gays-says-Archbishop.html
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    Sep 01, 2013 6:53 PM GMT
    i was thinking of coming US & taking over all christian groups to fire with thier hate ... god bless the bishop
  • Rhi_Bran

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    Sep 01, 2013 8:53 PM GMT
    ‘We have to face the fact that the vast majority of people under 35 not only think that what we’re saying is incomprehensible but also think that we’re plain wrong and wicked and equate it to racism and other forms of gross and atrocious injustice. We have to be real about that.’

    Probably because it is a gross and atrocious injustice.
  • Lincsbear

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    Sep 01, 2013 10:31 PM GMT
    It does seem to take the church a long time to decide things like its homophobia are wrong, just as it took it several centuries to decide that slavery was wrong, too. How come such easy decisions are so difficult for them when they are full of such clever men?

    Still, better late than never. Welby`s statement about christians having to do penance for their previous wrongs is brave as so often the church talks about its sorrow over an issue, then its all about 'moving on', etc.

    I wonder what form this penance will take?
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    Sep 01, 2013 10:50 PM GMT
    Lincsbear saidIt does seem to take the church a long time to decide things like its homophobia are wrong, just as it took it several centuries to decide that slavery was wrong, too. How come such easy decisions are so difficult for them when they are full of such clever men?

    Still, better late than never. Welby`s statement about christians having to do penance for their previous wrongs is brave as so often the church talks about its sorrow over an issue, then its all about 'moving on', etc.

    I wonder what form this penance will take?



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  • galant506

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    Sep 01, 2013 11:40 PM GMT
    Lincsbear said
    I wonder what form this penance will take?


    Well in line with the usual religious hypocrisy, a continued opposition to gay marriage appears to suffice, as we can see below:

    Yesterday, the Archbishop, speaking in London, said he stood by his decision to vote against gay marriage, which he believed was ‘rewriting the nature of marriage’.

    But he said the Church must respond to changing cultural attitudes. ‘If the same thing happened again I would vote the same way as I did then.
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    Sep 01, 2013 11:48 PM GMT
    That mitre (bishop hat) is gorgeous.

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    Sep 01, 2013 11:53 PM GMT
    Another Image at the article

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    Sep 02, 2013 12:02 AM GMT
    StephenOABC saidThat mitre (bishop hat) is gorgeous.

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    The various roles and responsibilities of the Archbishop of Canterbury have developed over more than 1400 years of history.

    Historically the central role, and the source of the archbishop's authority, is as Bishop of the Diocese of Canterbury (the local church of Canterbury. His diocese in East Kent has a population of 890,000 people and comprises 261 parishes in an area of nearly 1,000 square miles.

    The Archbishop of Canterbury is the 'first bishop' of England and shares several roles with the Archbishop of York.

    Based on his oversight in the Church of England, the Archbishop of Canterbury became the original sign of the unity of the bishops and local churches of the Anglican Communion - all 34 provinces in communion with See of Canterbury, a total of about 80 million members throughout the world which has developed over the last 200 years or so. He is the focus and spokesman of its unity today...

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    Sep 02, 2013 4:59 AM GMT
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