"Canon law, which remains the law of the land, describes marriage as ‚Äúa gift of God in creation and a means of his grace, a holy mystery in which man and woman become one flesh‚ÄĚ.
The Government‚Äôs redefinition makes marriage into a mutual union of two people, regardless of gender. This puts a question mark over the continuance of current arrangements for the state recognition of canon law. Canons, or laws of the Church ‚Äď as the Church points out ‚Äď cannot have effect if they are contrary to the customs, laws or statutes of the realm. The consultation is fatally undermined by historical and legal ignorance of this kind.
Now, it might be said that the undermining of canon law is not a serious problem, since the Church of England and the state already diverge considerably on the issue of divorce. But divorcees are not a grouping with the characteristics of a protected minority under human rights legislation. Clergy can refuse to remarry divorcees according to their conscience, with no possibility of discrimination claims being made under equality laws." (George Carey) The Telegraph
"the National Secular Society said it was "incorrect" for the Church of England to "usurp Parliament's power" by claiming it could not redefine marriage."
Looks like the secularists are a bit queer on this issue too.
Redefining marriage is an arguement too late to have on the abomination. The national church in Britain has capitulated years ago to the acceptance of the abomination. By their tossing out the Bible going Liberal and supporting the "redefining" of marriage and the family back in the sixties the church joined the enemy before its attack.
The church's "redefining" of marriage was their support for women becoming men (1960ff) and the death of the "wife" in family and community.
Now that sodomy is legally "normal" in the UK and the rest of the western world, it is too late to keep marriage just for some of the people for some of the time. Thats discrimination, which is illegal. After all the poor queers want to be civilised too.
The real arguement for the real Church is that homosexuality is an abomination Lev 18:22, and unnatural Romans 1:26. In other word it is a sin which prevents the person from inheriting Heaven, thus going to hell. Gal 5:21. The church is supposed to speak out against sin - even the national churches of Britain.