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  •  Has the new Archbishop of Canterbury... (5+ / 0-)

    ...taken any position on this issue?

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 12:04:35 PM PST

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    •  His Lordship, I figure, will be just as soft (5+ / 0-)

      as his predecessor. I'll be surprised if the Lord Archbishop has anything positive to say, but I'd be pleasantly surprised. He has no right to tell US Episcopalians what to do but we do, in fact, look to Cantuar with all the seriousness one can expect from a church with a sort of anti-pope.

      What is truth? -- Pontius Pilate

      by commonmass on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 12:06:58 PM PST

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      •  On the contrary (1+ / 0-)
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        his Lordship is strongly opposed to the civil marriage bill, despite the fact that it specifically permits religious institutions to refuse to perform same-sex marriages.

        When he was appointed archbishop in November, Welby, 57, a former oil company executive, made it clear that he endorsed earlier church statements criticizing government plans to legalize same-sex marriage.

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