Church of England demands gay, but not straight, priests be celibate in order to become bishops


Jean Paul Zapata | Gay Star News | June 15, 2013

Gay priests looking to move up in the Anglican Church must now undergo questioning into their sex lives.

In December, the House of Bishops ruled that priests who are in civil partnerships could become bishops, a decision that opened the doors for a number of openly gay priests who were already partnered to rise in the ranks of of the Church.

Now, according to a new policy put forth to the General Synod, the legislative body of the Church of England, gay clergymen who are partnered wishing to become a bishop in the Church of England must prove they are not sexually active.

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