Newsnight on the London Letter

You can watch it here for the next seven days if you have access to iPlayer.

Do you know what the most disappointing part of this whole piece was? The way both studio guests completely failed to take us to the theological arguments involved. The debate in the church is not over sociological concerns – it is primarily a very simple question of whether the Bible does or doesn’t support same-sex relationships. Whilst it’s interesting for the Church to note what society is doing and how we can engage with it, we do not take our ethical stance from the cover of the New Statesman (or Spectator for that matter).

And no Giles Fraser, stating that “Jesus never said anything about homosexuality” is not a theological argument. And actually, it’s not even true…

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2 Comments on “Newsnight on the London Letter

  1. Peter, you say “it is primarily a very simple question of whether the
    Bible does or doesn’t support same-sex relationships.” It is for
    Conservative Evangelicals. For everyone else it is a much more
    complicated and nuanced question. Conservative Evangelicals are a
    minority in the Church of England, and they are in a minority even in
    this conservative Church of Ireland Diocese. The vast majority of
    Anglicans, over the entire period since the Reformation, have not
    subscribed to the doctrine of sola scriptura.

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