A group of African bishops have said they are ‘deeply troubled’ by the lack of action against clergy flouting the ban on same-sex marriage.
The group expressed concern over the Church of England’s lack of decisive action, which could spark fears of a split in the Anglican church.
They said yesterday that it was “very concerning” that the ban was being “openly disregarded”.
They added: “We look to the Church of England to give clear leadership as moral confusion about the status of marriage [in England] deepening.”
Pemberton is facing disciplinary action over his decision to defy the ban and marry his partner, but it is not known yet what form this will take.
He said that Africans could attack churches over the move, because they would fear that Anglicans ‘make people become homosexual’.