THE fall-out from the civil partnership of Portadown-born Dean Tom Gordon and New Zealander Mark Duley is continuing to destablise the Church of Ireland after a group of evangelicals publicly admitted they were opposed to same-sex unions.
The Evangelical Fellowship of Irish Clergy (EFIC) said the civil partnership of Portadown-born Tom Gordon and New Zealander Mark Duley has made it “very difficult” for the CoI to stay united.
The Rev Trevor Johnston chaired a meeting in Belfast on Monday addressed by the Bishop of Lewes, the Rt Rev Wallace Benn, who last year caused a furore in the Church of England when he made a highly controversial comment about women bishops.
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