More than one in 20, or 5.8 per cent, were divorced or separated compared to six out of ten who were married.More than one in 20, or 6.5 per cent, were remarried after divorce.Perhaps the Church could much better reflect on a diversity of forms of relationships." The last few years we have seen this diversity of forms of relationships growing a lot.We also find more and more clergy who agree that the church often did not treat other feeling people rightly.Just one tenth had not been Christian before they married.those Christian communities which demand that people marry only people from the same faith-group forget to see that there are not enough people living around to provide enough partners.According to an Office for National Statistics survey last year 93.5 per cent of people are heterosexual, 1.1 per cent gay or lesbian and 0.4 per cent bisexual.
While traditional marriage between a man and a woman "will continue to retain its own particular sacramental character and liturgical form", he said, "this particularity does not have to be exclusive nor does it have to close the door on a diversity of relationships whose inner qualities the Church can acknowledge".
Despite the Oasis Trust being forced to leave the Evangelical Alliance over his views on homosexuality, "We as Christians should be intolerant of intolerance.
I think that we should be on the front line of human and civil rights, and I think it's a tragedy that so often, as history has recorded, we drag our feet...
as such we could find Rt Rev Alan Wilson, who said at a Pink News Awards that he is "ashamed" at the way gay people have been treated by the Church of England; and theologian Tony Campolo, who says he is We also can notice that more Christian artists and theologians are coming out and not only tell that they are gay but also are not ashamed any more to show their relationship with the other.
Though still many may look at others with a 'bad eye'.