The Church of England surprises everyone with its latest pastoral guidance

Something interesting happened on Thursday, and it wasn't just Brexit becoming official as of January 31.  The Church of England released a statement that's bizarre by 21st-century standards when it took a stand against modern moral culture.  This occurred in the form of a new pastoral guidance from the Church of England bishops stating that sex should be confined to (heterosexual) marriages: The statement from the House of Bishops says the church's teaching on marriage "remains unchanged", claiming sex outside of marriage is "falling short of God's purpose for human beings". It adds: "For Christians, marriage — that is the lifelong union between a man and a woman, contracted with the making of vows — remains the proper context for sexual activity." However the church seeks to "uphold that standard" in its approach to civil partnerships and to "affirm the value of...(Read Full Post)
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