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Church of England group to advise Bishops on human sexuality

January 6, 2012

Church of England group to advise Bishops on human sexuality. They are all men! You couldn’t make it up. — Giles Fraser, former Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral

First, I believe Jesus’s story is first and foremost about the love of God for every single one of us. It is a stunning, beautiful, expansive love, and it is for everybody, everywhere. — Rob Bell

If there is one thing the Anglican Church excels at it is shooting itself in the foot.

The Anglican Church, the Church of England, has formed an advisory committee to advise on human sexuality. A committee consisting entirely of men!

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Is this meant to be a sick joke? Not even lay people, let alone women.

The committee consists of a senior establishment figure, plus a handful of Bishops.

This is not an advisory panel, this is a private conversation within the church senior hierarchy chaired by an establishment figure.

It lacks credibility even before it has started, rendering any report it produces worthless.

At the very least invite someone like Paulo Coelho, a man who understands female sexuality, or read his books.

At a meeting last year discussing merger with the Catholic Church, the Bishop of Guildford admitted that sexuality was not an issue as the theology had yet to be developed.

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Sexuality is not an issue! At least it is not an issue other than for those who cannot cope with the sexuality of others, and probably not their own either.

Where sexuality becomes an issue is in merger talks with the Catholic Church.

Maybe they should heed the words of Archbishop Desmond Tutu: Jesus welcomed all, rich and poor, Jews and Gentiles, Romans and Israelites, all races, white black yellow and brown, gay and straight, men and women.

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