The General Synod (the Church of England’s ruling body) will today vote on the recent report which upheld the Church’s view that marriage in church should only be between a man and a woman, and services should not be held to bless same-sex relationships. Protesters have been gathering outside the Church’s headquarters to make their voices heard that they don’t agree with Church supported discrimination.
Mr Tatchell a rights campaigner for decades said the Report “Denies the right of same-sex couples to be blessed in church, even though it will bless cats and dogs, and it gives a very clear message that clergy who are in same-sex marriages which are lawful will be denied promotion.”
Numerous LGBT+ groups have come together and asked their supporters to write letters to representatives in the Synod stating they should vote against taking note of the report. “We are looking for a substantial vote against this dangerous and inadequate report”, the letter says.
Already this month’s Synod has unanimously passed a motion urging the government to bring forward proposals to reduce the amount gamblers can stake on on fixed-odds betting terminals from £100 to £2. This desire of the Synod to push forward legislation to stop people wasting their money to ensure a better quality of life won’t surprise students of Religious Studies.
The Book of Proverbs in the Bible where both of these quotes come from provides deep insights and wisdom on how to live a happy and peaceful life by honouring an omnibenevolent and omnipotent God. The guiding principle of the Book of Proverbs is: ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart'(Proverbs 3:5).
The well remembered by students camel quote can be found in the Synoptic gospels of Matthew 19:23, Mark 10:24, and Luke 18:24. The Synoptic gospels meaning are those of Matthew, Mark and Luke because they include many of the same stories, often in a similar sequence and in similar wording. They are very different from the gospel of John whose content is comparatively distinct.