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Monday 18 April 2005

Church double-standards over unions between divorcees and gays

This LA Times article (registration may be required for access) discusses the Church's different attitudes, in practice, when confronted with unions between divorcees and same-sex partners. The selectivity of the application of the scriptural texts some Church people say they believe in is quite breath-taking. The example used in the article is the recent marriage between HRH Prince Charles and the former Mrs Camilla Parker Bowles. I was aware of the protest on the day by Peter Tatchell, but I decided not to write about it at the time as I, of course, am quite happy for the Royal couple to marry whomever they choose and did not want to spoil the 'karma' of this happy day. But there are uncomfortable truths which the Church needs to face up to.

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