Church of England split is inevitable
The issue of homosexuality is the biggest threat to the stability of the Church of England, with many groups within the church actively campaigning against ‘active’ gays (I assume by active they mean having gay sex) in the community according to this BBCNews article.
Over the years, the Church of England has become increasingly liberal, and their view on homosexuality has softened quite a bit. Obviously, not everyone is too happy about that, like Dr. Nazir-Ali, who wants the traditional teachings of the Bible to be upheld.
People who depart from this don’t share the same faith. They are acting in a way that is not normative according to what God has revealed in the Bible.
The Bible’s teaching shows that marriage is between a man and a woman. That is the way to express our sexual nature.
We welcome homosexuals, we don’t want to exclude people, but we want them to repent and be changed.
I hate when these assholes pretend they are welcoming and inviting, when in reality they are close minded and bigoted. As far as they are concerned, every gay man and woman should be fighting their sexual desires, regardless of the psychological damage that does.
A split looks like it’s inevitable, anyways. I doubt the liberal attitudes of the Church of England will stop. The UK is a very progressive country, and the Church has tried valiantly to keep up with the times. That a few old school preachers and parishioners despise this should surprise no one. The nature of religion is divisive, and I’m positive we’ll soon see to what degree very soon.