Thursday, August 07, 2008

Archbishop of Canterbury compares gay relationships to marriage

[Telegraph] 7 Aug 2008--In private correspondence, seen by the Daily Telegraph, Dr Rowan Williams, refutes the Anglican Communion's traditional teaching that homosexuality is sinful.

Furthermore, he expresses his hope that the Church will change its position to be more accepting of gay partnerships.

His comments – made in a letter written shortly before he became Archbishop of Canterbury – will infuriate the conservatives who boycotted the recent Lambeth Conference in protest at the presence of liberals who elected Anglicanism's first openly gay bishop.

Leading evangelicals have claimed that he is in an "untenable position".

Related article:
Archbishop of Canterbury Views Homosexual Acts and Marriage as Comparable? - Catholic Online
Rowan Williams: gay couples reflect the love of God - Guardian

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