I’m not a member of the Church of England, but I say: good.
HIp hip hurray! The church has caught up with that good old-fashioned thing – THE LAW!!
“Gay clergy may enter a civil partnership as long as they promise to remain celibate.” – How ludricous! How can this be ensured?
Yes George post no.3 its just pathetic isn’t it!!!
George No. 3, exactly. Its the same view that its big sister cult uses, accepting us provided we don’t have any physical intimacy with a member of the same sex. Its beyond pathetic. Equally pathetic is the fact that when a straight married woman gets married in white, she’s supposed to be a virgin, but most aren’t nowadays, yet the cults go ahead and marry them knowing that the opposite is true. Hypocrisy, plain and simple.
I’m rather sceptical here – has the church decided to go down the Partners’ pension entitlement because of a moral issue -where they would have to acknowledge that a Civil Ceremony is equally on a par with a marriage service and blessing, or has the Church simply toed the political line which came from Brussels anyhow? The C of E is in such a silly bloody turmoil with its sexuality debate so I can’t help but wonder whether politices hasn’t come into the equatiion after all.
why be celibate? would they want heteros to be celibate?