Equalities Minister Said Churches Should Follow Public Opinion on Gay Marriage
Justine Greening, who is also Education Secretary, said churches and other religious groups should “keep up” with public opinion on same-sex marriage.
In an interview on Sky News, she described same-sex marriage as a “massive step forward for the better” and called for major faiths to “keep up with modern attitudes”.
“It is important that the church, in a way, keeps up and is part of a modern country,” she said. “We have allowed same-sex marriage, that’s a massive step forward for the better. And for me, I think people do want to see our major faiths keep up with modern attitudes.” Her comments will be a cause of concern to faith leaders who are increasingly wary that the government’s “equalities” agenda may lead to a crackdown on religious freedom. Source: Catholic Herald