HERE WE GO and THE DEVIL IS A LIE: BISHOP OF OXFORD STEVEN CROFT SAYS CHURCH OF ENGLAND SHOULD ALLOW HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE FOR BOTH PRIESTS AND CHURCH MEMBERS. Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, Says, God forbid! The rebuke and chastisement of God and Jesus Christ has already been brought down upon the church around the world because of this damnable abomination, evil and foolishness.
The Church of England should allow same-sex marriage for both its congregation and its clergy, the Bishop of Oxford has said.
The Rt Rev Steven Croft said he wanted to acknowledge the ‘acute pain and distress of LGBTQ+ people in the life of the Church’.
In a lengthy essay, the bishop said he was sorry that the church has been ‘so slow’ to ‘reach better decisions and practice on these matters’ and apologised for his own views being ‘slow to change’.
But the bishop also said clergy must have the option not to opt in to any new arrangements, saying that it should be recognised that it is a ‘legitimate and honourable position’ for those who want to keep a ‘traditional view of marriage and human sexuality’.
He wrote: ‘I need to acknowledge, right at the beginning of this essay, the acute pain and distress of LGBTQ+ people in the life of the Church.
‘I am sorry that, corporately, we have been so slow as a Church to reach better decisions and practice on these matters.
‘I am sorry that my own views were slow to change and that my actions, and lack of action, have caused genuine hurt, disagreement and pain. I remain on a very steep learning curve.
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Source: Daily Mail