However far Dr Sentamu has travelled, he still has probÂlems with applying the term “marriage” to any partÂnership other than a heterosexual one. He resists the idea that the state has the power to change the definition of the word, and he is right: Britain has no AcadÃ©mie FranÃ§aise to govern its language. But neither has the Church any control over a word that has, after all, been used figuratively for cenÂturies. As with the word “gay”, the Church has, ultimately, to go along with whatever definition of “marriage” emerges in general parlance.
A Church Times Editorial Attacking the Archbishop of York's recent Comments
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