A Gay Wedding Between Two Priests
Posted by Ryan on June 16, 2008
The Anglican Church is in crisis. Britons are moving away from it in droves, many of whom are dropping religion altogether or becoming Roman Catholics, like former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (I bet he has private health insurance too!).
The recent dilemma wreaking havoc over the Anglican Church is what to do about homosexuals. Many traditionalists and conservatives are angry by the Church’s lurch to the Left in recent years. Ordaining female priests and having openly gay ministers were vexing enough for the old school crowd, but last month two gay priests married each other in a “blessing ceremony” that went beyond anything sanctioned by the Church before and is also in open defiance of Anglican guidelines.
Some conservative clergy are even threatening a worldwide split over this issue. I believe it is an important issue. Religion is not supposed to reflect the hip new headlines and trends, it’s supposed to be a spiritual road map to help us better understand the depth of our soul. If your beliefs don’t mesh with a particular religion, join a new one, or try going Unitarian or Taoist. But witnessing one’s own religion change its core beliefs on an issue based on the social whims of the last three decades, which seek to change the face of a church approaching its 500th birthday should be vexing.
Go to the polls and change government policy, but leave religion out of this kind of secular social engineering. Or, from another angle, keep it up, Anglicans, and you’ll doubtlessly add more to the ranks of my Catholic faith!