Anglican bishop on equal marriage and slavery

This video says about itself:

On January 30, 2003, Belgium became the second country to open marriage to same-sex couples. It is not a separate regime or process. Gays and lesbian couples share in the same marriage legislation as opposite-sex couples.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

‘Opposing gay marriage like supporting slavery’

Friday 31 May 2013

Bishop of Salisbury Nicholas Holtam likened opponents of gay marriage to Christians who used the Bible to support slavery yesterday.

The senior Anglican pointed out that the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa had also supported apartheid thanks to its reading of the Bible.

“Sometimes Christians have had to rethink the priorities of the Gospel in the light of experience,” he wrote in a letter to the Telegraph.

“No-one now supports either slavery or apartheid. The biblical texts have not changed – our interpretation has.”

He said attitudes towards homosexuality had changed considerably over the last 50 years and thought legalising same-sex marriage would provide a “very strong endorsement of the institution of marriage.”

MPs have voted to legalise same-sex marriage, but it is likely to face stiff opposition in the Lords next week.

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  32. Saturday 16th January 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

    ARCHBISHOP of Canterbury Justin Welby was yesterday shamed into apologising for the “hurt and pain” caused by the church to LGBTI communities in the face of an angry protest.

    Mr Welby confessed it was a “constant source of deep sadness” that people were persecuted because of their sexuality as he spoke after a meeting of Anglican leaders.

    He said facing protesters, particularly those from Africa, was a reminder of the “pain and suffering of many LGBTI people around the world” and he apologised for the pain “past and present” the church has caused.

    Mr Welby spoke after church leaders agreed to sanction the US branch of the Anglican Communion over its endorsement of gay marriage.

    As a result the US Episcopal Church has been banned from taking part in ecumenical and interfaith bodies, internal committees or votes on doctrine or polity for a period of three years.

    Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, who attended the protest, called the decision “intolerant, cruel and devoid of Christian love and compassion.”


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