CofE Bishops, strugglingly manfully (gender specificity intentional) to play both ends against the middle whilst avoiding at all costs doing anything remotely resembling prophetic leadership on anything remotely relevant to being the church in the world in the 21st century, came to this decision on the looming legalization of same-sex marriages in the UK:
"Services of blessing should not be provided. Clergy should respond pastorally and sensitively in other ways," said theguidance from the House of Bishops.
Because nothing says "love you neighbor as yourself" like throwing your gay and lesbian neighbors under the double decker bus.
In other news, 25 years after the ordination of the first woman bishop in the Anglican Communion the CofE is still "working on a process" for equality for women in the church while protecting the orthodites from girl cooties.
Stay tuned for future episodes of "As the Anglican World Turns" -- wherein we Yanks are reminded why the tea in the Boston Harbor was the smartest thing we ever did.