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Under Rowan Williams, The Church Has Failed Gay Peopleposted on August 17, 2012
At The Guardian, Church of England priest Jeffrey John criticizes Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams for refusing to approve gay marriage. England currently allows “civil covenant which gives [same-sex couples] the same legal protection and framework as heterosexual marriage,” but not civil marriage. “As with the equality of women, as with the emancipation of slaves, the thing which at first was supposed to be incompatible with scripture and tradition will finally be seen to be demanded by the heart of the Christian gospel itself,” predicts John.