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Statement from Anglican Bishops And Primates Who Are Keen to Affirm and Celebrate LGBT+ People

STATEMENT FROM ANGLICAN BISHOPS AND PRIMATES WHO ARE KEEN TO

AFFIRM AND CELEBRATE LGBT+ PEOPLE

August 2nd 2022

In the interest of full context we reproduce the letter signed by 170 bishops (26%), including five archbishops from across the Anglican Communion in support of affirmation of same-sex relationships. 480 (74%) of the 650 present chose not to sign.

“So then, you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God.” – Ephesians 2:19

“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.” – John 13:34

“God is Love! This love revealed by Jesus, described in the Scriptures and proclaimed by theChurch, is Good News for all – without exception. That is why we believe that LGBT+ people are a precious part of God’s creation – for each of us is ‘fearfully and wonderfully made’ (Psalm 139:14), and all are equally loved.

 

“We recognise that many LGBT+ people have historically been wounded by the Church and particularly hurt by the events of the last few weeks. We wish to affirm the holiness of their love wherever it is found in committed relationships.

“We therefore commit to working with our siblings across the Communion to listen to their stories and understand their contexts, which vary greatly. However, we will never shy away from tackling discrimination and prejudice against those of differing sexualities and gender identities.

“Together, we will speak healing and hope to our broken world and look forward to the day when all may feel truly welcomed, valued and affirmed.

Signed by bishops from across the Anglican Communion including:

“Most Revd Mark Strange, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church

“Most Revd Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States

“Most Revd Naudal Alves Gomes, Archbishop of Brazil

“Most Revd Linda Nicholls, Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Canada

“Most Revd Andy Johns, Archbishop of Wales”

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