English bishops call for 'fresh tone' to sexuality debate

By Gavin Drake
Posted Jan 27, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The bishops of the Church of England have ruled out any change to the Church’s doctrine on marriage and sexuality; while calling for a “fresh tone” in the way the issue is handled.

In a report on behalf of the House of Bishops published today (Jan. 27) ahead of next month’s meeting of the General Synod, the Bishop of Norwich, Graham James, said that Anglicanism has always been “a contested tradition” where different views are held together; and he suggests that that this approach should be extended to sexuality. The bishops propose that existing law and guidance should be interpreted with “maximum freedom” without changes to the law, or the doctrine of the Church.

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Comments (4)

  1. Pjcabbiness says:

    As we plummet down a slippery slope of good liberal intentions to our denominational demise.

  2. Kathy Mullins says:

    It’s time to accept that secular orientation is an inborn thus God given trait and to allow same set couples to marry. Love is love

  3. Katie Murphy says:

    God created us in God’s image. We are not all the same, but we are created by God. I believe God loves us all, and wants us to love others. I have never believed God wants us to restrict the rights of others. I joined the Episcopal Church because I believed them to be protecting of the rights of all people.

    1. Ken Thomas says:

      Strange,that is precisely why I left the Episcopal church. The hierarchy of the church decided that the manual for leading christian lives was thrown out the window and a more “liberal, progressive” standard was preferred to God’s word.

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