Row erupts at General Synod over LGBT rights in the church

Feb 12, 2020 by

by Gabriella Swerling, Telegraph:

Conservative and LGBT activists accuse the Church of England of ‘kicking can down the road’.

A row over homosexuality erupted at General Synod after both conservative and LGBT activists accused the Church of England of “kicking [the] can down the road”.

Leading bishops and decision-makers within the Church are currently debating issues about human identity, relationships, marriage and sex as part of the Living in Love and Faith (LLF) project.

The project was set up in 2017 and on Tuesday the General Synod, the church’s legislative body, was updated on its progress.

For decades, the church has been divided over how to deal with LGBT issues  and rights, and the House of Bishops is set to approve the final  LLF document in March.

However it emerged on Tuesday during a Synod debate that little progress has since been made.

Read here (£)

Watch: Andrea Williams, chief executive of Christian Concern and lay member of General Synod, asked Synod if those Bishops promoting lifestyles that run contrary to the Church’s teaching on marriage and sexuality would be appropriately disciplined.


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