The Christian Institute has condemned a movement by Ben Bradshaw MP “to allow clergy of the Church of England to conduct similar intercourse marriages on Church of England premises in sure circumstances”.
The organisation has referred to as the Labour MP’s movement a “brazen assault on non secular liberty”.
The Christian Institute is asking on MPs to reject the movement when it’s anticipated to come back up for debate in Parliament subsequent week.
Protections within the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 implies that at current, church buildings can’t be compelled to conduct same-sex marriage ceremony ceremonies.
The Bill proposing to undo these protections is being launched beneath the Ten Minute Rule, and has the assist of Dame Margaret Beckett, Harriet Harman and Sir Peter Bottomley.
Few Ten Minute Rule Bills turn out to be regulation however are used to attract consideration to sure points and check the opinion of the House.
Mr Bradshaw stated he hoped his movement could be “a precursor to precise laws”.
A spokesperson for the Church of England has advised The Times that members of the Church of England’s parliament, the General Synod, will “little doubt pay attention fastidiously to views expressed in Parliament”.
The Christian Institute’s Director Colin Hart stated that the movement “flagrantly interferes with Church doctrine and should be decisively rejected”.
“If profitable, this brazen assault on non secular liberty undermines, and will in the end wreck, the entire bundle of protections for church buildings.”
Anglican theologian Dr Ian Paul raised comparable considerations in feedback to The Times: “Just assume which nations on the planet enable the secular state to dictate non secular perception. It’s not a reasonably listing.”
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