Sunday, March 31, 2013

Plan for Westminster chapel to host gay weddings

For the last 700 years, it has been the main place of Christian worship in the Palace of Westminster, aside from brief periods as a wine cellar and a stable for Oliver Cromwell’s horses.

But now, it seems, the Government has a new role in mind for the chapel of St Mary Undercroft, which is nestled in a crypt beneath Parliament.

Ministers are considering changing the historic Anglican chapel into a multi-faith prayer room – so that it can be used to conduct same-sex weddings.

Under the gay marriage legislation currently passing through Parliament, the chapel will not be able to offer such ceremonies, because the Church of England is to be exempt from the new law.

To get round this and to ensure same sex marriages can be held there, plans have been introduced to convert the room into a multi-faith area.
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Jason said...

Where is a Russian bishop with a match and a gas can when you need one.

gabriel said...

Well, hopefully this will turn a few more people into Jacobites.

In the spirit of even-handedness, I hope the chapel would be used for the baptism or chrismation of those formerly living a homosexual lifestyle. But liberal tolerance only goes one way, of course.

Anonymous said...

How could anyone do something so unholy in such a place?

Anonymous said...

My only recommendation to people who follow the Anglican church - get back to the mother catholic church, and pray for unity with the orthodox church: this is the only way the followers of Christ can defeat this liberal non-sense.

bob said...

Here's what happens when your church becomes a "Living" church. When the government pays the piper they call the tune.