Archbishop Of Canterbury: Church Of England “Scratching Its Head” About Gay Marriage

…With same-sex marriage, where once more we’re used to being alongside people who are gay; many of our friends may be—indeed we may be—wrestling with that issue ourselves, and the Church is scratching its head and trying to work out where it is on all that, and what to think about it.

What’s frustrating is that we still have Christian people whose feelings about it are so strong, and sometimes so embarrassed and ashamed and disgusted, that that just sends out a message of unwelcome, of lack of understanding, of lack of patience. So whatever we think about it, we need, as a Church, to be tackling what we feel about it.”

Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams, on the battle over marriage equality within the Church of England—which some say may lead to disestablishment of the denomination as England’s official fath—during a discussion with a group of Christian teenagers.