Rowan does not get his way

January 29, 2007

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has realized that the church is out of touch with the culture, that it is falling behind, and resistant to the progressing revelation of Christ in today’s world.

“British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Monday said he has rejected demands from the Roman Catholic Church that churches and faith-based organizations be exempted from new legislation protecting the civil rights of the gays and lesbians.”

“Last week the head of the Roman Catholic Church in England, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, threatened to shut down the Church-run adoption agency rather than submit to the regulations that could force it to allow gays and lesbians to be adoptive parents. He was backed up by Anglican and evangelical leaders.”

“I support the right of gay couples to apply to adopt like any other couple,” Blair said at a news conference. “That is why there can be no exemptions for faith-based adoption agencies offering publicly funded services from regulations which prevent discrimination.”

See the whole article here.


One Response to “Rowan does not get his way”

  1. Susan Says:

    Is it too late to see if Blair is interested in Lambeth Palace rather than Downing Street?

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