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Alan4discussion's Avatar Jump to comment 8 by Alan4discussion

There seem to be various article and quotes about this!

Church of England warning over gay marriage - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18406473 - video.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18405318 - Church of England warning on gay marriage

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/12/church-of-england-scaremongering-gay-marriage

The Church of England was accused of carrying out a "masterclass in melodramatic scaremongering" as it delivered an uncompromising warning to the government against pressing ahead with a controversial proposal to legalise gay marriage.

Introducing same-sex marriage could lead to the church being forced out of its role of conducting weddings on behalf of the state, the CofE claimed in a potentially explosive submission in response to the government's consultation on gay marriage, which closes on Thursday.

Ben Summerskill, chief executive of Stonewall, which campaigns for gay rights, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "Many bishops in the Church of England today will be rather pleased because once again they are not talking about global poverty or the HIV pandemic - they are talking about the subject that obsesses them, and that is sex.

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:34:59 UTC | #947060