The West Australian reports…
“The Anglican Archbishop of Perth has again rejected a proposal to recognise same-sex relationships within his diocese.
The Reverend Chris Bedding of the Darlington-Bellevue Anglican parish put forward the resolution to the church’s synod last year. It was backed by the synod, but vetoed by the archbishop.
Father Chris put it forward again this year and two-thirds of the synod – both clergy and lay people – voted in favour of the resolution.
But on Monday, Archbishop of Perth Roger Herft advised the synod he was unable to support the motion.
He had hinted as much earlier this month, saying the wording of the motion was too general, and that open-ended recognition of diverse theologies and sexual identities was difficult.
“The church cannot formally accept certain behaviours,” the archbishop said.
“Sexual identity and theological diversity that permits abuse, promiscuity and exploitation is abhorrent.”
The motion will now be referred to the Provincial Council of the Province of WA for a final vote.”
*Disclosure – Group Sects is a former Perth Anglican