Anglican Leader Celebrates Celibacy

Rowan Williams On Gay Clergy

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams had tea time with some teenage journalists recently.

Like good little journos, the inquisitive guppies asked the Anglican leader about the potentially schism-causing gay debates, including his thoughts on gay clergy.

I have no problem with gay clergy who aren’t in relationships, although there are savage arguments about the issue you might have heard about.

Our jobs mean we have to adhere to the Bible – gay clergy who don’t act upon their sexual preferences do, clergy in practicing homosexual relationships don’t. This major question doesn’t have a quick-fix solution and I imagine will be debated for many years to come.

Something to look forward to, then…

Williams also tells the kids that he knows at least one gay couple who haven’t totally failed and raised a demon, which is quite the confession for the religious leader.