Church of England bishops reject lifting opposition to same-sex marriage

There was also “some support” in the House for the new document including “penitence for the treatment some lesbian and gay people have received at the hands of the Church”.
Questioning of candidates for the priesthood should also change, as singling out their personal sexual conduct was seen as “pastorally unhelpful”, the report says.
But the report, which will be discussed at the General Synod in February, also said there was still “little support for changing the Church of England’s teaching on marriage” – that it is between one man and one woman.

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