Sunday, July 10, 2016
Church of England Synod Faces Conservative Boycott Over Gay Marriage Talks
The Church of England's governing body may face a conservative rebellion over its discussions on gay marriage.
Despite pleas from senior bishops, a number of conservative Anglicans are considering boycotting the Church's private conversations over sexuality, designed to prevent a fracture over gay marriage. A deep fissure exists within the Church over whether or not to accomodate gay relationships in some way.
A memo sent round to some members of the Church's governing synod listed "reasons not to participate" in conversations, which aim to reconcile opposing factions. The note, seen by Christian Today, offers a damning assessment of the secret talks, known as "shared conversations".
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