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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has acknowledged that the CoE is divided over LGBTQ+ issues.

However, that very claim misses out something rather obvious: the Church of England’s (CoE) current attitude to same-sex marriage.

It was praised by Women and Church, a campaign group for gender equality in the CoE, as a move towards “more inclusive language in our authorised liturgy”, according to The Telegraph.

He added: “There are absolutely no plans to abolish or substantially revise currently authorised liturgies, and no such changes could be made without extensive legislation.”

It comes after decades of debate around the use of male pronouns He and Him to describe the deity, in favour of gender neutral or female equivalents, as appears in the Bible.

But it seems to be one step forward, two steps back, for the CoE has been  heavily criticised for its attitude towards LGBTQ+ people, as it has refused to marry same-sex couples.

As former CoE priest and Labour MP Chris Bryant pointed out on 2 February, this position is still “causing very real pain and trauma” for LGBTQ+ Christians.

The Church of England Bishops position on same-sex marriage is causing very real pain and trauma. If the church won’t act then parliament should give it a push just like we did over the delay in female bishops.

— Chris Bryant (@RhonddaBryant) February 2, 2023

It even apologised to the LGBTQ+ community in January, with bishops writing in an open letter: “We have not loved you as God loves you, and that is profoundly wrong.

“The occasions on which you have received a hostile and homophobic response in our churches are shameful and for this we repent.”

The Synod, the lawmaking body of the CoE, will take part in a historic vote on blessings for same-sex couples later this week. It is expected to allow blessings for same-sex couples, but continue to ban marriages within the CoE.

This isn’t the only conflict the CoE has had with the LGBTQ+ community recently.

As the Actress said to the Bishop…

— Sandi Toksvig (@sanditoksvig) January 26, 2023

“Justin was keen for me to see that they are moving forward, but conceded that any progress, as I would see it, if it happens at all, will be glacial.

It’s worth noting that the CoE did issue new guidance to welcome the trans community in 2018, amid the backlash from conservative corners – but, again, stopped short of fully welcoming trans Christians by not offering a transition blessing.

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