Church of England Considers Turning Blind Eye to Gay Clergy 23 JANUARY, 2017 The Church of England is coming under scrutiny for considering a system that would allow clergy members to practice homosexuality while they serve in the church. Currently, gay members of the clergy, who have been ordained are asked to be celibate, change jobs or seek a promotion to become a bishop, The Daily Mail reports. However, the House of Bishops will discuss proposals Tuesday to see if they can avoid asking clergy members about their private lives and sexual orientation. The church’s parliament of lay members also known as the Synod had discussed the issue of homosexuality in July and growing rifts within the church have forced them to re-evaluate their policy toward clergy members. READ MORE This comes as no surprise to me. For years Churches have been turning a blind eye to their priests and ministers "molesting" members (especially children) of the flock they are supposed to be Shepherding. These churches that allow these sins to be practiced in their churches are not the churches that belong to Christ. In Jesus' Church sinners come to repent and receive forgiveness for their sins...not to keep practicing that sin and cause harm to other members of the Church.