And I've been healed of it. The Windsor Report, Lambeth Conference and "Gracious Restraint" ... just to name a few ... were part of the "reparative therapy" that healed me of my irrational fondness for all things English.
And now here's another one in today's news from across the pond an article entitled:
Church of England to approve first openly gay bishop which includes:
The legal guidance makes clear that it would be wrong for a cleric's sexual orientation to be taken into account when considering their suitability as a bishop. However, the guidance will say that homosexual clergy should be made to clarify that they are not in an active sexual relationship - effectively make a promise that they are and will remain celibate.In a word ...(well, in THREE words since it's Trinity Sunday:)
It would also mean candidates for a bishopric being questioned over their previous sex life and asked whether they repent having gay sex. Senior clergy responsible for selecting bishops are allowed to reject openly gay clergy who have not "expressed repentance for any previous same-sex sexual activity" and are not considered to be a focus for unity, it says.
WHAT A CROCK!