All Christians should support gay marriage
Inspired and persuaded by these unarguable political, theological and philosophical insights, and cognisant that endless books about gay penguins are sitting on library shelves, and that PSHE lessons about children with two dads have usurped RE in the school curriculum, His Grace has changed his mind on the issue of same-sex marriage.
Frankly, any church which permits contraception, and so the detachment of conjugality from procreation, must logically acknowledge the validity of same-sex marriage. Two men or two women are not in a pretend family relationship: their love is as deep and sincere as that of any man and woman. God is love. And gay marriage is love. So God is in gay marriage.
In coming out for gay marriage and equality, His Grace does not wish to offend his many orthodox traditionalist communicants, but it is important for the Church to be on the right side of history. It really should not matter whether commitment is between a man and a woman, a woman and a woman, or a man and another man. All commitment is good. And God is good. So God likes commitment.
Conservatives believe in the ties that bind us; that society is stronger when we make vows to each other and support each other. Christians believe in faith, hope and love; that society is stronger when we walk in faith, express hope, and live a life of love. So, His Grace doesn’t support gay marriage despite being a Christian and a Conservative. He supports gay marriage because he is a Christian and a Conservative.
He apologises for his past error and indecision: it has been a chronic failing of His. But he usually gets there in the end.
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