Church of England? Not in our name

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Church of England? Not in our name

This petition had 4,245 supporters

Ian Stubbs started this petition to The Archbishops of Canterbury and York and the House of Bishops

Same sex marriage does not undermine heterosexual marriage; all forms of committed relationship enhance and strengthen society.
The Church's formal rejection of gay marriage::-
* lacks the compassion of Jesus for all made in the image of God
* fosters an unjust and continuing discrimination (and in some cases abuse) of lgbt people in the name of Christ
*is in thrall to literal-minded understandings of scripture and tradition and lacks the energy and moral courage of Jesus who challenged unjust social structures and traditions
* further undermines the national credibility and relevance of the Church of England

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This petition had 4,245 supporters