Thursday, 29 August 2013

Christianity: Wicked

The Church of England’s stance on homosexuality is regarded by most people aged under 35 as “wicked” and equivalent to racism and other prejudices, the Archbishop of Canterbury said yesterday. 

Even young evangelical Christians, a group that would be the most likely to adopt a conservative, biblical line against active gay relationships, are now pro-gay, the Archbishop added.
The Most Rev Justin Welby, speaking at the opening near Kings Cross in London of the new headquarters of the Evangelical Alliance, said: “We have to face the fact that the vast majority of people under 35 not only think that what we’re saying is incomprehensible but also think that we’re plain wrong and wicked and equate it to racism and other forms of gross and atrocious injustice.” 

Although he tempered his words by standing by his decision to vote against same-sex marriage in the House of Lords, his criticism of the Church he leads is a clear indication that change is possible....

The Times.

Thanks for that - nice hat!

1 comment:

  1. Apparently even in America the younger evangelicals are easing off the homophobia.Don't hold out any hope for Africa/Islam though - that backward lot will never change.