Monday, June 22, 2015

Anglican archbishop’s warning on gay marriage compromise

A leading figure in global Anglicanism has warned that accommodating those who support gay marriage is an “unacceptably high” price to pay for unity in the church.

Speaking in Belfast yesterday (Friday), Peter Jensen, the retired archbishop of Sydney, said that Biblical teaching is too unambiguous to allow such “tension” to exist between the two viewpoints within the same denomination.

The retired archbishop, who is highly influential in conservative Anglican circles, was speaking at an event in Belfast’s Willowfield church.

He said: “In Scotland, the General Synod of the Episcopal Church [an Anglican church] has chosen to omit the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman from its canons, thus signalling an acceptance of so-called gay marriage.

“It is a choice to rewrite the Bible and so the Christian faith.” Keep reading

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