(London) Times–We’re out of touch on same-sex marriage, says senior woman cleric

The Dean of York, the Very Rev Vivienne Faull, said the Church had a habit of waiting until something was “blindingly obvious” to the rest of society before it changed its own mind.

“The blessing of a gay relationship is not theologically a problem for me personally, but I’m under the discipline of the Church and I keep the rules,” she told Radio Times. She has never formally blessed a gay partnership but has found ways of meeting the need for celebration within the Church’s rules.

“When people have come to me in the past and said, ”˜We’re looking for a way of celebrating our civil partnership, how shall we do it?’, we’ve found ways of doing it.

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4 comments on “(London) Times–We’re out of touch on same-sex marriage, says senior woman cleric

  1. Ross Gill says:

    A case where what’s blindingly obvious is obvious only to those who are blind.

  2. tjmcmahon says:

    No doubt close to the top of the women to be bishops list.

  3. dwstroudmd+ says:

    She or Kate for next ABC?

  4. MichaelA says:

    Coming from a clergypersun in a church that is a by-word for being out of touch with the population of England, that is rich!