Bishop Leads Charge For Church’s ‘Radical Inclusion’ Of Gay Couples
by Harry Farley, Christian Today:
The Bishop of Manchester is calling for the Church of England to move forward in its acceptance of gay couples after a report keeping the traditional teaching on marriage was thrown out.
Rt Rev David Walker says the Church must offer gay people ‘much, much more than the maximum freedom’ recommended in a largely conservative report rejected by its ruling body last week.
In a growing sign senior figures may be moving towards an increasingly liberal attitude towards gay relationships, he said the CofE must be ‘purposefully paradoxical’.
In a blog post for ViaMedia.News he wrote: ‘Some aspects of change will get ahead of others. Some parts of the church may move faster, further, or at a different angle than their neighbours.
‘Messy Church won’t just describe a brand of work with children. In many ways we will be more like the pluriform Church of the New Testament, marvellously malleable under the hand of the Holy Spirit.’