Aug 23, 2012

THE BISHOP OF BUCKINGHAM: God is not ¨an angry old man out to get us¨

The Rt. Reverend Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham
¨Bishop of Buckingham Alan Wilson, a married father of five, caused a row in the Church by urging leaders to “get our head around blessing gay people’s relationships”.

He said in a YouTube video for the Out4Marriage campaign: “It all comes down to how we see gay people and how we see God. We don’t actually believe gay people are sick or stunted or criminal. We don’t believe God is an angry old man out to get us.

“Let’s stop behaving as though we did. Recognising gay people are equal means they won’t dilute or spoil marriage but potentially enrich it.”

The video made by the Bishop of Buckingham, The Right Reverend Alan Wilson can be viewed HERE

But, according to the Evening Standard:

¨The Church of England needs a reboot, not a rebrand¨
A Church of England spokesman contradicted Dr Wilson. “Our Church is committed to marriage as being between a man and woman,” he said.

“Opening marriage to same-sex couples would add nothing to the rights and responsibilities that already exist within a civil partnership but would require multiple changes to law, with the definition of marriage having to change for everyone.” HERE

·  Thanks to Thinking Anglicans, HERE
·  Thanks to Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham
·  Thanks to The Evening Standard, United Kingdom
·  Thanks to The Guardian, United Kingdom

1 comment:

JCF said...

Thank you, Bishop Alan!