The Anglican Church in Barbados Does Not Support Pre-Marital Sex
"The authority of saying what this diocese represents rests with the Bishop and with Synod and not with any individual, whether clerical or lay."
By: gop - Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 12:00:00 AM
His Lordship Reverend Dr. John Walder Dunlop Holder, Archbishop of the
Province of the West Indies, and Bishop of Barbados has spoken in strong tones
against pre-marital sex which was brought to light by an Anglican preist,
Charles Morris who has said that the bible does not speak against pre-marital sex, but onl speaks on fornication.
Reverend Dr. John Holder has separated himself and the Anglican church from
the comments which has fuelled many concerns, as the church has always thought
that sex before marriage is not in keeping with the teachings of the bible.
Ministers from other denominations have also spoken against the comments of
the priest, and saw them as damaging to the teachings of the church.
The Bishop of Barbados has said, "any one variant understanding and interpretation of an issue, whether it be human sexuality, politics or the family, does not and indeed cannot represent what this Church stands for."
"We stay clear of hypes and irresponsible attention-grabbing gimmicks and statements. The authority of saying what this diocese represents rests with the Bishop and with Synod and not with any individual, whether clerical or lay."
Charles Morris on the other hand has continued to stick to his guns that
pre-marital sex was not referenced in the bible when he was part of a panel on
the People's Business on the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). No one on
the panel was able to prove Reverend Morris to be wrong with words from the
What this writer has found in the bible which speaks
against pre-marital sex can be read