Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Bishop of Liverpool apologizes to Dr Jeffrey John

Here's a remarkable report by Riazat Butt in the Guardian.

One of the country's most senior bishops has argued that the Bible sanctions same-sex relationships, using the bonds between Jesus and John the disciple, and David and Jonathan as examples.
The Bishop of Liverpool, the Right Rev James Jones, a conservative evangelical, expressed the views in a book, A Fallible Church, in which he apologised for objecting to the appointment of the gay cleric Dr Jeffrey John as Bishop of Reading. He was one of nine bishops to sign a public letter criticising the proposed consecration.

The essay clarifying his position is here. Its quite something, AND it puts some teeth into what the good Bishop says elsewhere.

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