Waste of breath

The Church of England - - CHURCH OF ENGLAND - Alan Minchin, Strat­ford upon Avon

Sir, I fear your cor­re­spon­dent EM Owens (14 April) is wast­ing breath in ask­ing Ser­ena Lan­caster to ac­tu­ally learn from the Holy Bi­ble as to what God ex­pects of those in re­la­tion­ship with him.

It is clear from her many pre­vi­ous let­ters in CEN that she is more in­ter­ested in telling the Bi­ble what, in her opin­ion, it should be say­ing — a dam­ag­ing trait to be seen nowa­days even in some pro­fes­sional church peo­ple.

The Bi­ble af­firms com­mon sense. It is an un­al­ter­able fact that the bi­o­log­i­cal sex­ual act evolved for the pur­poses of pro­cre­ation and no mat­ter what Ser­ena Lan­caster claims, the hu­man body was not evolved for same-sex ac­tiv­ity. Such ac­tiv­ity can­not be a nat­u­ral bi­o­log­i­cal func­tion.

Civil part­ner­ships were rightly in­tro­duced to cater for all the needs of those with non-celi­bate same-sex at­trac­tion, but au­then­tic mar­riage in bi­b­li­cal/Chris­tian un­der­stand­ing it can never be.

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