The Bishops Report said that "only a man and woman could marry in church."
The House of Bishops voted 43-1 in agreement.
The House of Laity voted 106-83 in agreement.
The House of Clergy disagreed, 100 votes to 93.
To get approved, all three Houses have to agree.
After the vote, one bishop said that he accidentally voted the wrong way. And there's statements that other people voted the wrong way. If they can't even vote the way they mean to, maybe they should pray harder.
So as things stand, the Synod, overall, plumped for "no change". So, no same-sex marriage in the Church of England.
So what's going on here? Why are they against same-sex marriage?
A) The way people claim that religion works, is that God tells you what to do, and then that's what you want.
B) The way religion works, is you think about what you want, and then claim that God told you to do that.
So - Leviticus 20:13
"If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads."
So here's the thing.
1) How come the Synod accepts the first part of that, but not the second part? Why aren't they calling for the death penalty for homosexual acts?
2) Why do they ignore Leviticus 11:12; "Anything living in the water that does not have fins and scales is to be regarded as unclean by you."
Still, it's good news. Every time the Church brings itself into disrepute, it opens more eyes.