(Telegraph) Church facing divide over blessings for same-sex couples

The Church of England is facing a split over proposals to offer a formal blessing for gay couples.

Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, the former bishop of Rochester, warned on Tuesday that a move to celebrate same-sex relationships in church would be a “red line” for traditionalist parishes.

Clergy and lay members of the Church opposed to any relaxation of the rules could reject the authority of any bishops who supported the move, he warned.

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3 comments on “(Telegraph) Church facing divide over blessings for same-sex couples

  1. Jill Woodliff says:

    Prayers for Abp Welby [url=http://anglicanprayer.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/cantaur/]here[/url].

  2. MichaelA says:

    Dr Nazir-Ali said: “If there is an attempt to provide for blessing of same-sex unions that will be a red line for many people. Indeed it may be a red line for some bishops, dare I say.”

    Perhaps. But a bishop only matters because of the congregations he leads. So what matters in England is what the congregations do.