Archbishop’s speech to Evangelical Alliance

On 28 August 2013, Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury opened the new headquarters of the Evangelical Alliance. During his speech he told the audience that the Church must “repent” over the way gay and lesbian people have been treated in the past and said most young people viewed Christians as no better than racists on these issues. More to the point, he now understands just how dreadful conservative Christian attitudes seem to anyone under 35. He said “The vast majority of people under 35 think [the church’s resistance to gay marriage] is not just incomprehensible but plain wrong and wicked, and they assimilate it to racism and other horrors.” While the Church of England has yet to deliver on these issues, this gives hope of a greater awakening by the Church.

Article [Thinking Anglicans].
Full speech + Q&A .