Archbishop says progress on same-sex marriage in CoE will be frozen – Toksvig

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby acknowledged that progress on same-sex marriage in the Church of England will be “frozen”, Sandi Toksvig has said.

The comedian revealed that she met Welby for their “long-promised coffee” and that the meeting had been “calm and deliberate”, but the Church’s current position is “inexplicable”. can decide”.

In a video released online following their conversation, Toksvig said it was clear that “the Church of England and the society it represents are not remote”.

Their meeting came after she expressed disappointment last year that Welby had reaffirmed the validity of the church’s 1998 statement that homosexuality is a sin.

The Archbishop recently said he welcomes proposals from the Church of England to give blessings to same-sex couples but said he will not personally perform them due to his “pastoral responsibility to the Church.” with all communion”.

Toksvig said in his video: “Yesterday I went for coffee and tea with the Archbishop of Canterbury, not a single word I thought would come out of my mouth.

“From our very calm and deliberate conversation yesterday, it is very clear that the Church of England of the State and the society it represents are not in agreement.

“Justin desperately wants me to see that they’re moving forward, but concedes that any progress, as I see it, if it happens, will be glacial.”

Toksvig said it was “very clear” that Anglican oppositions around the world were “partially united at the expense of LGBT+ human rights”.

“It’s not okay. And I said so,” she said.

She continued: “I asked Justin if he could come out. I don’t mean to make a sudden announcement about his gender, but come out as a gay ally.

“Basically, to come to love, love for all without exception, not the current Orwellian view, where it seems we are all born equal, but one equal number of people than others.

Video of the day

“I hope that happens, but I have no intention of waiting for the church.

“Over the next few weeks, I will be reaching out to the LGBT+ community and all of our allies to see what can be done.

“The current position is unattainable. In the meantime, please. Let’s all go out for love.

Last week, the Church of England said this week it would allow same-sex couples to come to the church for services including consecration prayers, thanksgiving and God’s blessing after a closing ceremony. legal marriage.

A pastoral letter written by the Bishops of the Church and published on Friday also offers a formal apology for the Church of England’s historical rejection and exclusion of LGBT+ people. Archbishop says progress on same-sex marriage in CoE will be frozen – Toksvig

Fry Electronics Team

Fry is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button