Acknowledge Both Sides

Church of England asked to acknowledge
both sides of sexuality debate

The Church of England’s governing body, its General Synod of lay people, clergy and bishops, will be asked to support a resolution recognising both sides in the current global debate on human sexuality when it meets later this month.

Anglican leaders in England are preparing to discuss a motion on 21 February 2007 which includes the following note: “That this Synod acknowledge the diversity of opinion about homosexuality within the Church of England and that these divergent opinions come from honest and legitimate attempts to read the scriptures with integrity, understand the nature of homosexual orientation, and respect the patterns of holy living to which lesbian and gay Christians aspire…”.

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