The Church of England – Britain’s official state church – has been accused of “serious institutional homophobia” and of having “inertia and ignorance” of same sex couples by one of the UK’s most senior Anglican bishops.
Alan Wilson, the Bishop of Buckingham praised same sex couples for their “considerable courage and determination” to tackle prejudices in the church, including the right to get married.
“In very few years people will wonder what the fuss was all about,” he told the LGBT issues magazine Pink News.
“But for now it’s a path that calls for considerable courage and determination. So please spare a thought this Christmas for them.”