Clergy back same-sex marriage in Times letter

The Church of England has “nothing to fear” from the introduction of gay marriage, according to a group of senior bishops and clergymen.

The influential Anglicans said the prospect of same-sex marriage should be a “cause for rejoicing” and argued the perception that the majority of the Christian Church opposed legalising it was wrong.

In a letter to the Times, the signatories which include members of the General Synod, the governing body of the church, and high-ranking clergy, said: “Recent statements by church leaders past and present may have given the impression that the Church is universally opposed to the extension of civil marriage to same-sex couples. We believe that does not adequately reflect the range of opinion which exists within the Church of England”…

Full letter [PDF].
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