Synod couldn’t nod off today


Christian Today | 17035

LGBT protesters are holding a vigil outside the Church of England’s parliament on Wednesday morning ahead of a debate on gay relationships. The CofE’s General Synod will discuss a report by bishops refusing to change their view that marriage is between one man and one woman. The Church’s hierarchy are deeply concerned that a tide of anger against the report will lead to it being thrown out in a vote later today.

Campaigners say they are ‘quietly confident’ the report will be voted down. Peter Tatchell, who is organising the protest alongside Anglican pressure groups Changing Attitude and the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement, said he was ‘appalled’ by the Church’s treatment of LGBT people.