Archbishop of Canterbury takes a lead
However, unlike the Pope, the Archbishop never pronounces infallibly, and is therefore permitted to change his mind on such issues. Of course, the liberal wing of the Church of England is somewhat dismayed, as are certain homosexual politicians. One such, the Labour MP Chris Bryant, said that many people would feel betrayed by the Archbishop's comments. He added: ‘Rowan has refashioned the Church of England into a narrow-minded, conservative sect.’ Aside from the observation that this homosexual MP presumes to be on first-name-terms with the Archbishop, his comments about the Church of England are perfectly scriptural:
‘narrow-minded’ - broad is the way to destruction, but narrow is the path to salvation.
‘conservative’ - disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change.
‘sect’ - Luke consistently reminds his audience that Christianity is indeed a sect of Judaism.
But Mr Bryant’s complaints are possibly more to do with his own spiritual struggle and concerns for his personal salvation. The MP professes to be a Christian, yet posts pictures of himself on the internet, soliciting for buggery with complete strangers. Scripture doesn't really tolerate that sort of behaviour. Such conduct is an abuse of his position of influence and authority, and Scripture is quite damning of that also. No wonder he takes issue with Rowan’s ‘narrow-minded, conservative sect’.