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.
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
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