Church ‘should lose same-sex marriage exemption’ [says Bishop Alan Wilson]

Oct 11, 2017 by

by Alex Williams, Premier:

There is a fresh call for the Church of England to lose its exemption from conducting same-sex marriages, this time from one of its own bishops.

Rt Rev Dr Alan Wilson the Bishop of Buckingham (pictured below) said removing exceptions for the Church under the Equality Act (2010) would help tackle homophobia.

Asked by The Times if the Act should be amended, he answered: ” Yes. The Equality Act is used as an accountability standard in modern Britain.

“It describes how we understand public accountability in every institution except the church. That does seems quite extraordinary.”

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Read also: Church of England’s equality law exemptions allow for ‘abuse, homophobia and sexism’ says bishop by Harry Farley, Christian Today

Bishop worships at the altar of the State, by Jules Gomes, The Conservative Woman

The assault on marriage, craven Christians, and lessons from Bonhoeffer, by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

Parliament under pressure over Anglican Church’s actions on homophobia, by Harry Farley, Christian Today

 

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