Welby stands firm over gay marriage

Feb 4, 2013 Full story: Salisbury Journal 9

The new Archbishop of Canterbury says he stands by the Church of England's criticism of legislation to introduce gay marriage, as he was formally confirmed in office.

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Jane Dodo

Hoboken, NJ

#1 Feb 4, 2013
Perhaps the Queen should take care of this heretic.
David Traversa

Buenos Aires, Argentina

#2 Feb 4, 2013
He wants us to know just how wise and righteous he is.. that hanging jaw gives him away though..

Since: Apr 08

Chagrin Falls, OH

#3 Feb 4, 2013
He and his church can do whatever they want. He should not presume to dictate what should be secular law.

Perhaps he should refresh his memory of what it says in Romans 14:13 -- the Bible says it is wrong to put a stumblingblock in another's way.
David Traversa

Buenos Aires, Argentina

#4 Feb 4, 2013
Gay And Proud wrote:
He and his church can do whatever they want. He should not presume to dictate what should be secular law.
Perhaps he should refresh his memory of what it says in Romans 14:13 -- the Bible says it is wrong to put a stumblingblock in another's way.
He's new on the job and seems to be enjoying more the attention he's getting than anything the Bible could offer.. Much like a dog marking territory..

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#5 Feb 4, 2013
I'm sure something else is "standing firm" under his cassock.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#6 Feb 4, 2013
Jane Dodo wrote:
Perhaps the Queen should take care of this heretic.
For the good old days of Henry VIII and Cardinal Wolsey! Off with his head!
Jane Dodo

Hoboken, NJ

#7 Feb 5, 2013
Gay And Proud wrote:
He and his church can do whatever they want.
Oh no he can't. Queen Elizabeth is the head of the church of England
Jane Dodo

Hoboken, NJ

#8 Feb 5, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>For the good old days of Henry VIII and Cardinal Wolsey! Off with his head!
Exactly!

Since: Apr 08

Chagrin Falls, OH

#9 Feb 5, 2013
Jane Dodo wrote:
<quoted text>Oh no he can't. Queen Elizabeth is the head of the church of England
Regardless of the hierarchy and politics of specific religious groups, they still should not presume to dictate secular law that affects everyone regardless of religious affiliation. I know it's complicated in places like the UK where the crown is technically head of the Church of England as well as being technically head of the secular political structure. This just demonstrates yet again why it's a bad idea to combine religious and secular structures.

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