Archbishop Longley: ‘Support of Traditional Marriage Cannot Be Overlooked’

Posted by Kendall Harmon

"The strong support of many of our Churches and faith communities for the traditional understanding of marriage cannot be overlooked. This message from the faith communities is a reminder that the Government needs to listen carefully to the voices of ordinary people."
"It cannot be presumed that everyone is in favour of same-sex marriage because a vocal minority has captured the attention of the media," stressed the Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, during the Annual Civic Mass, at the Metropolitan Cathedral & Basilica of St Chad, Birmingham, on the Solemnity of Christ the King on Sunday.
The Archbishop of Birmingham emphasized: "At the same time faith communities must welcome a wider public debate in which we can dialogue with those who oppose our views."

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