This is an essay I first wrote in 2012, during the passage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act through the UK Parliament. I’m reproducing it here because it remains relevant anytime someone speaks with “moral authority”.

Morals from above

While I have a great deal of respect for a number of the Church’s leaders (many of whom are tireless advocates for human rights and social welfare around the world), the unfortunate truth is that the Church’s leadership should never be assumed to be inherently right on ethical matters, and we should treat what they preach with a healthy dose of scepticism.


John Brunton

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