Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Church of England’s centuries-old teaching on marriage 'up for discussion'

Talks behind closed doors will deal with Church’s official teaching on homosexuality and the ‘outcome’ is still open, say Archbishops of Canterbury and York
By John Bingham
16 Feb 2016
The Church of England is poised to rethink its centuries-old doctrine of marriage to accommodate same-sex couples, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have signalled.
In a letter to a leading Anglican gay rights campaigner, the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, said that Church's teaching on sexuality was a “matter for discussion” during a series of special meetings being held behind closed doors.
The letter, sent on behalf of himself and the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, he said the “outcome” of the discussions was still open.
His comments make clear that the Church has not ruled out reconsidering its traditional teaching that marriage is only between a man and a woman and that sex outside of marriage is a “sin”...  the rest

TEC will go to the ACC meeting in Lusaka and they will vote, ACC chairman says ...The “bottom line is that the Episcopal Church cannot be kicked out of the Anglican Communion and will never be kicked out of the Anglican Communion,” Dr. Tengatenga said, adding the next meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council will be held in two months’ time in Lusaka.

“Are the Americans going there? Yes. Are they going there to be rude?”

They were not, he said “because it is their right and responsibility” to attend the meeting.
“Are they going to vote? Yes, they are going to vote as it is their right and responsibility,” the ACC chairman said...


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