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By KJ Mullins     Jun 14, 2008 in World
The Church of England is letting it be known that two priests that recently got married were breaking the "rules." Peter Cowell and David Lord were joined as husband and husband at Saint Bartholomew the Great in London last month.
The marriage is said to be the first church wedding in Britain for a same-sex couple. The newlyweds had registered their legal civil partnership status before the ceremony took place.
The Church of England does not all for same-sex ceremonies held within the church setting although some blessings have happened in the past.
While the Church is not denying that the ceremony took place they have stated that it is a serious breach of the rules.
The Church of England is already have troubles within its ranks over the issue of homosexuality, particularly as to where it stands on homosexual clery members. The more conservative churches mostly located in Africa have been at odds with the more liberal Western churches in the sect since the ordination of Gene Robinson an openly gay US priest as a bishop in 2003.
Concerning the news of the recent marriage of two gay priests the Archbishop of Uganda, the Most Reverend Henry Orombi, has called the ceremony blasphemous. He has called upon Williams to take decisive action in order for the Anglican communion not to "disintegrate."
The Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, has not been available to speak on the ceremony that took place in his diocese.
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