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Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams Compares Homosexuality to Marriage

Posted by Job on October 1, 2008

Seriously, why continue to affiliate with this synagogue of Satan?

Anglican Head Compared ‘Faithful’ Gay Relationships to Marriage

LONDON – The spotlight is back on Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams today after letters emerged in which the spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion says gay relationships could “reflect the love of God” in a way comparable to marriage, according to media reports. Williams allegedly affirmed his liberal position on homosexuality in a leaked exchange of letters between 2000 and 2001 with Deborah Pitt, an evangelical living in his former archdiocese in south Wales.

According to media reports, Williams asserts in the letters his belief that parts of the Bible relating to homosexuality were addressed “to heterosexuals looking for sexual variety in their experience” rather than gay people in a relationship.

“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,” one letter was quoted as saying.

As a theologian, Williams is liberal on the issue of homosexuality but adopts a more conservative position as leader of the Anglican Communion, which officially regards homosexuality as incompatible with Scripture. (So … they are willing to allow people whom they know to be heretical and apostate run their church?)

The archbishop’s comments come just days after the conclusion of the once-in-a-decade Lambeth Conference, which reaffirmed the Anglican Communion’s official line on homosexuality. (Which means that this church feels that it is OK to lie for expediency’s sake.) Bishops at the conference, which ended on Sunday, called for an immediate halt to same-sex consecrations and blessings, and the suspension of cross-border interventions.

Williams said at the end of the conference that the Anglican Communion would be in “grave peril” if member churches failed to observe the moratorium.

The 77-million member Anglican Communion has been wracked with division, particularly since the 2003 consecration of openly gay bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire. More than 200 conservative bishops boycotted the Lambeth Conference in protest of the presence of pro-gay bishops, including some of those involved in the consecration of Robinson. They held their own meeting, the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON), in Jerusalem in June.

In his strongest public acknowledgement of GAFCON to date, Williams had said he would look for ways to “build bridges” with bishops in the movement, who include Nigerian Archbishop Peter Akinola, Ugandan Archbishop Henry Orombi, Sydney Archbishop Peter Jensen, and a number of UK bishops, including the Bishop of Rochester, the Rt. Rev Michael Nazir-Ali. (Please. The Bible forbids building bridges to apostasy.)

Williams said he would send out a pastoral letter to each of the GAFCON bishops as a first step, but added that the bridge-building process would need some “teasing out” in the coming months

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4 Responses to “Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams Compares Homosexuality to Marriage”

  1. naturalsystah said

    “Come out from her and be ye separate”!!!

    Rowan Williams is an evolutionist as well. I remember reading a while ago that many Anglican leaders don’t believe many of the essential tenets of Christianity, such as the Virgin Birth and Resurrection! A quick google search will give you many articles illustrating the apostasy of that denomination, sadly.

  2. James said

    Sick, sick, sick…

  3. Naturalsystah,

    I have been in discussion with Atheist refuting Evolution and some curates have told me point blank they believe in Evolution, we should demand answers from the church of England.

    But you see the problem? the church of England is big on the doctrines of Nicolades. The clergy is suppposed to discuss doctrine and the layity are supposed to follow and not talk.

    I used to go to a charismatic Church of England church but I got out just because there is no way they arre not going to support the one world government.

    Plus British Israelism is a heresy of theirs but they do not advertise it.

  4. naturalsystah said

    dawkinswatch – wow! I was a CofE member, though back then they one I went to wasn’t charismatic at all. I agree with you about the “laity”, though again I know a few exceptions within individual branches of the CofE. At the one my family goes to, they had a debate with a guest speaker that was apparently quite lively, but unfortunately I missed it.

    I had no idea that British Israelism is derived from Anglicanism. I don’t know much about it… off I go to google!

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