Ahead of this week’s Synod debate there has been a lot of conversation about what isn’t in the House of Bishop’s statement about human sexuality. There isn’t a clear roadmap for the future. There isn’t a dramatic change of direction. There isn’t the hoped-for new beginning that many Christians, especially LGBT Christians, craved. And to this list I might add, this isn’t the report I would have written if I were doing it on my own. But this isn’t really the point.
Bishop Stephen Cotterell. Church of England blog. 14 February 2017