The Anglican Church digs an even BIGGER hole for itself as it tries to modernise and abandon tradition;
“Gay clergy in civil partnerships can become bishops, following an apparent U-turn from the Church of England. Despite rejecting proposals to allow women to become bishops, a new ruling means homosexual men can be appointed as long as they remain chaste and repent for any past sexual acts. The Right Reverend Graham James, Bishop of Norwich, released a statement on behalf of the Church yesterday, saying it would be ‘unjust’ to exclude them if they were ‘living in accordance with the teaching of the Church on human sexuality’.
Can anyone see gay bishops going with this? How will it work? How will the authorities KNOW if they are having sex? If they are gay, then it seems to me that their attraction will run skin deep so why this banal ban? The Anglican Church should come out and say that homosexuality is AGAINST the teachings of the Bible but that those who choose a gay lifestyle are welcome in the Church (we are all sinners) BUT can have no place in the hierarchy until they repent of their gayness. The alternative route is to accept sin which ..erm..rather invalidates the Church in the first place.