The leaders of the Church of England have voted to condemn same-sex marriage and penalized the Anglican Church in the US for officially recognizing it. After all 37 Primates from around the world met in Canterbury, they issued a statement saying, according to traditional doctrine, marriage should be between “a man and a woman in faithful, lifelong union”.
According to a UK news website, independent.co.uk, the decision prompted outrage from liberal clergy with one prominent supporter of gay marriage saying he was “thoroughly ashamed to be Anglican” because of the decision. The issue has divided the Church, with conservatives and many Anglicans in African countries opposed to same-sex weddings, while liberals and the Episcopal Church in the US support them.
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