Thursday 27th July 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act which decriminalised homosexual behaviour. To mark the anniversary, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York released a statement.
In the Statement, they made the following key points
- They and the majority of Anglican primates were in favour of decriminalisation
- It is right that the Church condemns sin and evil (they give the example of abuse against the poor and marginalised.
- That the church is too often seen in terms of what it is for rather than what it is against.
- That we all have our burdens to bear and sin is an especially heavy burden. Jesus offers his yoke which is light.