‘You can’t abandon Christian teaching because some people don’t like it’ – Christian Institute

Mar 6, 2020 by

from Christian Today:

The Christian Institute has dismissed calls for a change to the Church of England’s position on marriage after a poll claimed broad support among Anglicans.

The YouGov survey found that nearly half (48%) of people who identify as Anglicans in England believe that same-sex marriage is “right”.

The survey was conducted on behalf of the Ozanne Foundation, which is campaigning for LGBT equality in the Church of England.

Responding to the results, the organisation’s founder Jayne Ozanne said they showed “the urgent need for the Church of England hierarchy to recognise and respect the clear views of a significant proportion of its members, which are steadily increasing as time goes by”.

Colin Hart, director of the Christian Institute, however, said that Christian doctrine should not be determined by public opinion.

“You can’t abandon Christian teaching because some people don’t like it,” he said.

“The faith once delivered to all the saints didn’t emerge as a result of polling or focus groups. Neither will it emerge from following secular trends.

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Read also: Do we know what Anglicans think about same-sex marriage? by Peter Ould, Psephizo



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