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01:47 | 13th December 2017

News: UK

Wed 10 Jul, 2013
By Robert Ingham


Intolerance and bigotry have no place whatever in the Church of England

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A gay couple were refused permission to worship in a church in Exeter, an MP has told the House of Commons.

Labour MP Ben Bradshaw said a "local conservative evangelical church" had turned away the unnamed couple, who do not want to be identified.

The Dean of Exeter Cathedral said he could not understand why a gay couple were refused permission to worship in a local church.

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Mr Bradshaw, one of the first openly gay MPs, mentioned the incident during a debate in the Commons after he asked "what guidance the Church of England planned to issue to parishes and church schools on pastoral care for same sex couples and their children".

He told the House: "I recently came across a case of a Christian couple in a same-sex relationship and with children in the local church primary school to whom it was made clear by the local conservative evangelical church that they would not be welcome to worship in it."

He added: "Intolerance and bigotry have no place whatever in the Church of England."

Exeter Cathedral's Dean, the Very Reverend Jonathan Draper, said he "did not understand why any church would want to deny someone the sacrament on the basis of their sexuality."

Source: BBC News

 

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