Anglicans to vote on issues regarding gays and lesbians
The Associated Press
February 27, 2007
LONDON: The Church of England's assembly votes Wednesday on an issue that has deeply divided the global Anglican Communion: how members should interpret Scripture on sexuality.
Two motions, both of which regard lesbian and gay Christians, will be considered at the General Synod, the parliament of the Church of England, which is meeting this week to discuss church business.
Neither motion, including one by a member of an evangelical group, would change church law. But both seek to alter the atmosphere of the debate.
The motions were put forward early last year, but they are widely seen as a continuation of the last installment of the debate: a meeting by Anglican leaders earlier this month in Tanzania, which included Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, spiritual leader of the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. the rest