The new Anglican Archbishop in New Zealand, Philip Richardson, is taking a hands-off approach to the whole gay marriage thing. Gay Star News reports:
The newly elected Anglican Archbishop of New Zealand says that it is too early to say what official stance his church will have on same-sex marriage – but he personally believes that governments have the right to decide whether same-sex couples should be allowed to enter into civil marriages.
What a refreshing attitude to hear from a church leader. We’ve been saying for years, maybe decades, that what we want is the right to civil marriage – and the rights and responsibilities that come with it.
If churches want to marry gay and lesbian couples, let them. But why would anyone want to get married in a place that they’re not welcomed?
Let’s hope this kind of thinking spreads.