The archbishop of Canterbury has told homosexuals that they need to change their behaviour if they are to be welcomed into the church, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal.
Rowan Williams has distanced himself from his one-time liberal support of gay relationships and stressed that the tradition and teaching of the Church has in no way been altered by the Anglican Communion's consecration of its first openly homosexual bishop.
The declaration by the archbishop - rebutting the idea that homosexuals should be included in the church unconditionally - marks a significant development in the church's crisis over homosexuals. According to liberal and homosexual campaigners, it confirmed their fears that the archbishop has become increasingly conservative - and sparked accusations that he has performed an "astonishing" U-turn over the homosexual issue...
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THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Finally! The Church of England is showing some backbone. I was beginning to think it didn't have any left. It looks like the Archbishop of Canterbury has finally realized that the only way out of this mess is through REPENTANCE. The Anglican Communion must abandon its pro-homosexual stand entirely, and tell the homofacists within their organization, that if they won't repent of their sin, they can get out. Now all we have to do is wait to see if this glimpse of a spine is just a temporary phenomenon, or a sign of things to come.