The Point

No Surprise After All


John Stonestreet

David Carlson

I was pleasantly surprised when the bishops of the Church of England released a statement reaffirming the Christian view of sexual morality. “Sexual relationships outside heterosexual marriage,” they wrote, “are regarded as falling short of God’s purpose for human beings.” Passive voice… Avoided the word “sin,” but it was better than I expected.

The bishops also urged same-sex couples “to affirm the value of committed, sexually abstinent friendships.” 

Sadly, I was not surprised that after less than a week of outrage from the media and LGBTQ advocates, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York apologized for the statement, claiming that articulating Biblical truth somehow “jeopardized trust” and created “division and hurt.”

Maybe the bishops could learn a little about backbone from J. K. Rowling. After all, she refused to cave to the outrage after defending a woman who was fired for believing that there’s such a thing as a woman.

Biblical truth is a stumbling block, but it shouldn’t be for the prelates of the Church of England.


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