Archbishop of Canterbury is afraid that the LGBT row in churches could lead to a disaster

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 15: The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby speaks during the General Synod on February 15, 2016 in London, England. The General Synod considers and approves legislation affecting the whole of the Church of England, formulates new forms of worship, debates matters of national and international importance, and approves the annual budget for the work of the Church at national level. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

The Archbishop of Canterbury has claimed that the Church is modernizing swiftly and it might lead to terrible consequences. The Church of England has been facing pressure from liberal clergy and parishioners to change the rulings focused on LGBT people, but not everybody is ready to accept such changes, so there is already a division in the church. In his speech to the General Synod this week, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby sent a clear message to LGBT Christians – they are welcomed, they are supported, they are loved by God, however if to provide changes too fast, it may destroy the church completely. ” People call for radical change. To call for radical change without being aware of the traditions that underpin and secure the structures to which we belong is likely to lead to disaster, typically through division. It stirs fear rather than hope, and encourages a bunker mentality rather than a willingness to see transformation,” the Archbishop recalled, adding that it is a mistake to think that the church is able to change everything in a moment. However it is also a mistake to think that the church is against changes. It moves forward, there will be a progress, but it is necessary to provide it slowly, step by step, to avoid conflicts and divisions.


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