Posted: June 13, 2012 by Ty in Spirituality

If disestablished would the Church of England survive? If it wouldn’t would it actually be missed or is it an irrelevant archaic institution that has already disestablished itself from English society?

National Post | Life

From the MailOnline
LONDON – A law to allow same-sex weddings will destroy the institution of marriage for future generations, leaders of the Church of England warned yesterday.

They claim it will lead to a constitutional crisis, arguing that human rights legislation will force churches to treat gay couples asking for a wedding in the same way they treat heterosexual couples.

The Church of England’s warning comes in response to the Government’s consultation on legalising same-sex marriage, which will close this week.

The proposed reforms, formally launched in March, have been described by Church officials as ‘half-baked’, ‘very shallow’, ‘superficial’ and ‘completely irrational’.

They claim the change will lead to the Church separating itself from civil law and leaders say this raises the prospect of ‘disestablishment’.

This would entail the cutting of ties between Church and state that have lasted for nearly 500 years, threatening a series of major consequences.

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