Church of england attacks gay marriage plan, says MPs
The Scottish Parliament has said it will push for gay marriage to be legalised in the wake of plans by the church to oppose marriage equality.
It came just weeks after Cardinal Keith O’Brien, Bishop of Glasgow, had vowed his church “will not stand idly” while same-sex marriage was debated.
Cardinal O’Brien has already threatened to boycott the devolved parliaments, as Scotland vote파라오 카지노s on whether to become part of the EU in March.
He is the most senior Catholic in the UK to have signed up to gay marriage since the ruling of Lord Carey.
Cardinal O’Brien, the archbishop of Edinburgh, who has ruled out same-sex unions since 2012, is currently the Archbishop of York and currently runs the Holy Family Council for the Church of England in Wales.
The statement said: “The Church of England is determined to ensure that people’s fundamental rights will be respected in the UK and will seek to strengthen this position in the event of the repeal of the Human Rights Act.”
This is a significant event, and the Church of England must do its bit to support the family – @BishopofGlasgow #TheFamily — Church of England (@ChurchofEngland) December 3, 2016
On Thursday Cardinal O’Brien also said he supports equal marriage for gay couples. “I’m not trying to say one way or the other. I’m just saying one way or the other,” he told Channel 4 News.
The archbishop said equality would bring benefits for g포항출장샵ay and lesbian people and that, when it happened, “all the blessings would be on everyone’s side”.
Cardinal O’Brien and Archbishop of York David Goodwill joined leaders in the US state of Texas on Monday where same-sex couples can now buy into their state’s marriage tax credits scheme.
The bishop, who is also a cardinal, said last year: “For me to be part of this marriage equality legislation is historic and very, very significant. It is an opportunity to say we will continue as a church in Scotland to stand by the principles and the ideals the First Communion enjoins and the Church of England has already taken a stand on these issues.”