Evan­gel­i­cal quits ‘hereti­cal’ Church body

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 A prom­i­nent Church of Eng­land evan­gel­i­cal has quit one of its most se­nior bod­ies claim­ing that its stance on sex­u­al­ity is “hereti­cal”.

Lorna Ash­worth left the Arch­bish­ops’ Coun­cil, an ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee, in protest at a “re­vi­sion­ist agenda”. In re­cent months the Church has made moves to ac­com­mo­date gay cou­ples and trans­gen­der peo­ple.

Mrs Ash­worth said: “In light of this re­vi­sion­ist agenda and the hereti­cal teach­ing that comes with it, I am no longer will­ing to sit around the table, pre­tend­ing we ... are hav­ing le­git­i­mate con­ver­sa­tions about mis­sion.”

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