Friday, August 08, 2008

Archbishop of Canterbury's support for gay marriage revealed in correspondence

UK Pink News reports:
Correspondence between an evangelical Christian and Rowan Williams has been uncovered which reveals his support for gay marriage. The letters were written in 2000 and 2001, when Dr Williams was the Archbishop of Wales, and confirm his liberal stance on homosexuality. He stated in his correspondence with Deborah Pitt, an evangelical who lived in his then-Archdiocese, that parts of the Bible relating to homosexual acts are not aimed at people who are born gay but "heterosexuals looking for sexual variety in their experience."

"I concluded that an active sexual relationship between two people of the same sex might therefore reflect the love of God in a way comparable to marriage, if and only if it had about it the same character of absolute covenanted faithfulness,” read one letter, quoted in The Times. Archbishop Williams quoted the theologian Jeffrey John to back his position. READ MORE

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