Church of England drops gay bishop opposition
The Church of England has dropped its prohibition on gay clergy in civil partnerships becoming bishops.
The announcement, from the Church’s House of Bishops, would allow gay clergy to become bishops if they promise to be celibate.
Conservative evangelical Anglicans say they will fight the move in the Church’s ruling general synod.
The Church of England has already agreed to allow people in civil partnerships to become clergy, provided they promised they would remain celibate, and repent for active homosexuality in the past.
I can’t determine whether this is the CoE adopting Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, whether the evangelicals don’t accept God’s acceptance of penitence and the forgiveness of sins, or both.