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Church of England: ministers can marry, but no sex

I had to read this twice to be sure I wasn’t missing something. The gyrations these churches are going through to figure out how to handle the homos in their midst are just crazy-making.

The Church of England will today give its blessing to gay clergy who want to enter into civil partnerships. But the Church is refusing to accord civil partnerships the status of marital relationships and gay clergy will be told that they must remain chaste.

The “sexless marriage” code for gays, to be published today, has been prepared by a working group headed by the Bishop of Norwich, the Right Reverend Graham James. The established Church’s complex manoeuvrings are the result of having to remain on the right side of the law while abiding by Church doctrine.

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