Tag Archive | Justin Welby

Anglican Church slammed for excluding same-sex spouses from 2020 conference

Anglican Church slammed for excluding same-sex spouses from 2020 conference

Leading gay Christians have accused the Anglican Church of hypocrisy following its decision to ban same-sex spouses from attending the church’s 2020 global conference. Canon Jeremy Pemberton, who in 2014 became the first Church of England priest to wed his same-sex partner, said the move to exclude LGBT+ spouses “panders to the views of the […]

UK: C of E Bishop Chamberlain Admits Gay Relationship

UK: C of E Bishop Chamberlain Admits Gay Relationship

Nicholas Chamberlain, the Church of England bishop of Grantham, has admitted that he is in a gay relationship, but says it is a celibate one, in line with Church rules. The bishop says he obeys the Church rules which say he must be celibate, but that his relationship is long-term and committed. Justin Welby, who […]

Pro-gay Episcopal Church Suspended By Anglicans

Pro-gay Episcopal Church Suspended By Anglicans

Primates who represent 88 million Anglicans, in 38 autonomous provinces, have decided to suspend the US-based Episcopal Church, because of its distance from traditional Anglican teachings by supporting gay marriage.

CAI: Church should share experience on marriage at Anglican Primates’ meeting

CAI: Church should share experience on marriage at Anglican Primates’ meeting

The announcement by the Archbishop of Canterbury, that the 38 Primates of the 80 million member Anglican Communion are to meet to discuss its future, has been welcomed by the Chair of the Church of Ireland pro-gay group, Changing Attitude Ireland. Dr Richard O’Leary, of Changing Attitude Ireland, responded: “It is helpful that the Archbishop […]

Archbishop of Canterbury to Implement Anti-Homophobic Bullying Measures in CoE Schools

Archbishop of Canterbury to Implement Anti-Homophobic Bullying Measures in CoE Schools

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Rev. Justin Welby, has announced the introduction of new measures to counteract homophobic bullying in schools run by the Church of England, calling such behaviour “anathema” to Christian practice. Writing for the i newspaper, Justin Welby acknowledged that despite recent progress, “homophobic bullying is still widespread in schools” in British schools. With almost a […]