Saturday, February 26, 2011

Archbishop Prohibits Gay Marriages in Churches; Tells MPs Govt. Cannot Tell Church What to Do

The Telegraph (British) website reports today (February 26, 2011) that the Archbishop of Canterbury -- the leader of the world's Anglicans -- has vowed to defend the Anglican Church's traditional stance on marriage against government moves to introduce homosexual weddings in churches.

Dr. Rowan Williams has refused to be drawn on the issue publicly, but has broken his silence to tell Members of Parliament (MPs) that he is not prepared for the government to tell the Church how to behave.

He told a private meeting of influential politicians that the Church of England will not bow to pressure to allow its buildings to be used to conduct same-sex civil partnerships.

The tough line taken by the archbishop is expected to frustrate liberals in the Church, who have become increasingly disillusioned by his support for a conservative approach to controversial issues.


  1. Rowan Williams doesn't want to govt. to dictate to the church on this issue, but he's allowed The Episcopal Church USA to drag him around by the nose.

  2. Rowan Williams needs to take a stronger stand toward America's Episcopal Church, because of its extreme liberalism and arrogance -- even if it means removing the Episcopal Church from the Anglican Community.