Partnered lesbian bishop says she will not be an activist for same-sex marriage

Feb 1, 2020 by

by George Conger, Anglican Ink:

The first partnered lesbian Anglican bishop in Britain has told BBC-Wales that she will not be an aggressive campaigner for same-sex marriage in the Church in Wales, but hopes her election will be greeted with joy by the LGBT community.

The Rt. Rev. Cherry Vann was consecrated Bishop of Monmouth on 27 Jan 2020 and will be enthroned at Newport Cathedral on 1 Feb 2020. She said she wished her election to be a “a sign of hope. There are a lot of gay people in our schools, in our colleges and universities, out there in society who think that the church is against them, that they don’t have a place in the church.”

“I hope that being here as a gay person, in a same-sex relationship, will give those people hope and help them to see that this is something that the church embraces and is able to celebrate along with any other faithful committed relationship.”

“I hope that people are not disappointed… I can see that some might be hoping that I might be more of a campaigner for the cause, but I am here as a bishop with a job to do,” she said.

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